Latin American Studies | Modern Mexico
L500 | ALL | Guardino, P.


This course will introduce the major themes of Mexico 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
communication skills.

We will use the textbook El Gran Pueblo by Colin MacLachlan and
William Beezley, but we will supplement it with several shorter
readings. Students will complete two exams and two short papers.

This section open to graduate students only