History | Modern Mexico
F346 | 2992 | Guardino
A portion of the above section reserved for majors
Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section open to undergraduates only
Above section meets with LTAM L400
The course will introduce the major themes of Mexican social and
political history for the period from independence to the present
day. It will stress social movements and their consequences in the
making of modern Mexico. We will also pay particular attention to
social history, including gender. The course is designed to
introduce students to historical analysis and writing. It will
emphasize the critical evaluation of materials produced by others as
well as the combination of information and insights from diverse
sources to answer questions.
We will use the textbook El Gran Pueblo by William Beezley and Colin
MacLachlan, but we will also include other works, including novels,
memoirs, books of essays and some documents. Students will also view
a feature length film and other videos. Students will complete two
essay exams and write two short papers.
Credit not given for both F346 and LTAM 400.