HISF352L SYLLABUS 2011 - TheMexicanRevolution,19101940

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Code:  HIS F352L  (85480)/ LAS F366  (86015) Dr. Matthew Butler Semester: SUMMER 2011 Office: Garrison 3.414 Time:  MTWThF, 1.00-2:30  (2:15)  p.m. Office hours:  TTh 2:30-3:30 p.m. Venue: GAR 1.126 Phone: (512)-475-7972 Prerequisite: upper division standing Email: mbutler@mail.utexas.edu Course description  This 6-week summer option examines the life course of Mexico’s Revolution through  both   its   armed   and   post-revolutionary   phases,   from   about   1910-1940.   During   the  semester we will focus on several key questions. What   kind   of revolution (agrarian,  political, social, cultural) was the Mexican Revolution? What caused and drove it? What  did ordinary people think about the revolution and how far did they shape its course or  simply suffer in its wake? Did “many Mexicos” just produce many revolutions, or can  broader   narratives   be   discerned?   What   were   the   main   contours   of   Mexico’s   post- revolutionary regime, and how different were they compared to those of the old regime?  Thematically, the course will cover central topics such as the  Porfiriato  (1876- 1911); the  maderista  revolution of 1910-1913; the rise and fall of popular movements  ( zapatismo villismo ) from 1910-1920; the Constitutionalist successes of 1916-1917; and  the political and cultural construction of post-revolutionary Mexico by Sonoran (1920- 1934) and later   cardenista   (1934-1940) state-builders, agrarians, schoolteachers, and  anticlericals. The course will consist of some brief lectures; group discussions of set  readings, primary documents, and folk songs ( corridos ); and occasional viewings of  documentary or theater films made during (or about) the revolutionary years.  To do well in the course, you will need to develop your analytical skills (e.g.  concerning different interpretations of the Revolution, not just matters of fact); your  compositional skills (by presenting a reasoned, opinionated case on paper); and your  communication   skills   (by   contributing   to   discussions).   Since   this   is   a   short   term,  asessment will be in the form of weekly papers, a map quiz, and a longer, final paper. By the end of the course you will have acquired a broad theoretical sense of what  constitutes  a  social  revolution   and a  detailed  knowledge  of  Mexico’s  revolutionary  history that will help you to make up your own mind about the $64K questions: did  twentieth-century Mexico truly experience a revolution? If so, how “revolutionary” was  it? Flag descriptor supplied by School of UG Studies
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HISF352L SYLLABUS 2011 - TheMexicanRevolution,19101940

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