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1 Florida International University Department of History Fall, 2011 LAH 2020 Latin American Civilization Mon/Wed 9:00 am - 9:50 am Room: SIPA 125. Sessions Friday, sometime between 9:00 am and 1:50 pm Room: TBA. Professor Victor M. Uribe Phone 348-2961 e-mail: will communicate through Moodle. You are responsible to check it periodically. Office: DM 398 Office Hours: Mon/Wed, 10:00 am - 11:00 am Or by appointment Teaching Assistants: Ms. Jessica Allison, Ms. Andreina Fernandez, Mr. Angelo Santalucia, Mr. Adam Silvia, Ms. Amanda Snyder. Office DM 392. Hours: TBA. Course description : This class is a survey of Latin American history from colonial times to the present. Its general objective is to acquaint students with concepts and materials used for historical research and analysis, and to increase their skills at writing analytical academic papers. The course satisfies the Gordon Rule requirement. There are several specific goals, namely: 1) to discuss and incorporate in written assignments primary and secondary sources typically used by historians; 2) to introduce the students to the history of Latin America since its contact with Europe in the late 1400s until the present; 3) to discuss and write about the nature of Latin America's long-term economic, social, political, and cultural history; 4) to utilize the historical information, discussions, and writings, in an effort to comprehend contemporary Latin American problems such as revolutionary insurrections, economic development, authoritarianism, free trade reforms, and violence. Course objectives : Upon successfully completing the course, students will be able to: Identify primary and secondary sources used for historical research and analysis. Explain the meaning of concepts (conquest; colonialism; neo-colonialism; hegemony; transculturation; revolution; liberalism; nationalism; populism; authoritarianism; neo- liberalism) central in the historical experience of Latin American societies. Write more systematic and better organized historical essays based on primary and
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2 secondary information. Understand better the historical background of contemporary Latin American societies and problems. Readings : The course will be based on several texts, all of which are available for purchase at the university bookstore; they can also be consulted at the reserve section of our library. Those texts are: Required : John Charles Chasteen Born in Blood and Fire. A Concise History of Latin America [designated hereafter as Chasteen 1 ] John Charles Chasteen, Born in Blood and Fire. Latin American Voices [ designated hereafter as Chasteen 2 ] Camila Townsend, Malintzin’s Choices ( Malitzin ) Marysa Navarro and Nicholas Fraser, Evita. The Real Life of Eva Perón ( Eva Perón ) Rigoberta Menchu, Rigoberta Menchu. An Indian Woman from Guatema ( Rigoberta ) Alfredo Molano, The Dispossessed ( Dispossessed ) Recommended : Mark A. Burkholder and Lyman L. Johnson, Colonial Latin America ( ). Thomas Skidmore and Peter Smith,
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