Latin American Studies | CONTEMPORARY MEXICO
L400 | 3105 | Guardino, P.
above section open to undergraduates only
above section carries culture studies credit
above section meets with LTAM L500 and HIST F346
This course will introduce the major themes of Mexican social and
political history from Mexican independence to the present day, but
it will concentrate on the 20th century. It will stress social
movements and their consequences in making Mexico the place it is
today. We will pay particular attention to social history,
including that of women. We will end the course with a look at the
increasing variety of connections between the lives of ordinary
Mexicans and ordinary Americans. We will also work on analytical and
We will use the textbook El Gran Pueblo, by Colin MacLachlan and
William Beezley, but we will supplement it with several shorter
Students will complete two exams and write two short papers.
Credit is not given for both F346 and LTAM 400.