History | Contemporary Latin American Reality and Politics
F300 | 14131 | James

A portion of the above class reserved for majors
Above class open to undergraduates and Education MAs only
Above class meets with LTAM-L 426 and POLS-Y 337

This course surveys a wide variety of social, economic, political
and cultural factors that effect the environment within which
ordinary Latin Americans struggle to live their lives at the
beginning of the twenty-first century.  Using an array of texts and
documents and adopting an interdisciplinary perspective the course
will introduce the student to a broad spectrum of themes ranging
from the legacy of military regimes in the Southern Cone countries
to the emergence of movements of social and political contestation
in contemporary Mexico, from the environmental disaster of the
rainforest in Brazil to the impact of sport and television soap
opera.  Materials used include film, drama and memoirs.