History | Modern Mexico
F346 | 0392 | Guardino


Above section carries culture studies credit
Above section meets with LTAM L400

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
communication skills.

We will use the textbook El Gran Pueblo, by Colin MacLachlan and
William Beezley, but we will supplement it with the novel The
Underdogs,  Judith Hellman’s Mexican Lives, as well as some short
readings.

Students will complete two exams and write two short papers.

Credit is not given for both F346 and LTAM 400.