History | F546 2780 Modern Mexico 2:30-3:45 TR BH340 Guardino
F546 | 2780 | Guardino P

	Above section meets with Hist F346

This course will introduce the major themes of Mexican social and political
history for the period rom 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.

Along with the undergraduates taking F346 will use the textbook El Gran
Pueblo, by William Beezley and Colin MacLachlan, the novel The Book of
Lamentations by Rosario Castellanos, Juidith Adler Hellman's Mexican Lives,
Mary Kay Vaughn and Heather Fowler Salamini's collection of essays, Women of
the Mexican Countryside, Fanny Calderon's memoir Life In Mexico, and John
Womack's Rebellion In Chiapas.  We will also read three historical
monographs: Paul Vanederwood's The Power of God Against the Guns of the
Government, Gil Joseph and Alan Wells' Summer of Discontent, Seasons of
Upheaval, and Anne Rubenstein's Bad Language, Naked Ladies, and Other
Threats to the Nation: A Political History of Comic Books in Mexico.

Students will complete two essay exams and write four short papers.

Credit not given for both F546 and LTAM400.