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Dr. Juarez-Dappe is a highly intelligent, charismatic, and caring individual. She'll stop at nothing to ensure that every student is on board with some of the greatest and most informative lectures I've ever had the pleasure to witness. She is the reason why I chose to minor in History, and has served as a stepping stone to further my professional and academic career at CSUN. Dr. Juarez-Dappe is nothing short of extraordinary, and any student that is willing to work will walk out of her class deeply enriched and enlightened with not only Latin America, but their personal decisions to accept or negate any perspectives here in the United States.
The highlights of this course was definitely the in-depth analysis of Mexico and Argentina, and how the revolutions of both countries were influenced and connected to the United States. Dr. Juarez-Dappe provides an alternate view to popular educational standards, and focuses on social networks and policies that shaped society's in Latin America from a Latina perspective. She also provides various forms of media; paintings, films, and primary resources to further enrich students with the material.
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You must be willing to be open-minded and humble. To take the course as an alternate to your previous education, so that you may be able to see the true excitement and beauty of the lectures. Dr. Juarez-Dappe will provide every tool possible to ensure your growth and she is highly organized; mapping out the entire semester by the first week. There are no surprises, gimmicks, or tedious assignments. Do the weekly writing assignments and come to every class with a good attitude, and I'm sure you'll succeed.