Modern Latin America

Modern Latin America
National period (1810 to present): independence, institutional development, culture, and inter-American relations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 NoteOffered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.
 TaughtFall, Winter
 ProgramsContaining HIST 252
Course Outcomes: 

Historical Knowledge of Modern Latin America

Students will be exposed to the major economic, political, and cultural shifts that shaped the "modern" Latin American state in the nineteenth and twentieth century, as well as its variants, notably the cult of caudillo rule and its twentieth century offshoots

Research Literature

Students will become conversant with major theoretical arguments and approaches to Latin American history in the contemporary era.

Literature Survey and Analytical Writing

Students will either broaden their understanding of literature on one topic in Latin American history by way of an intensive literature survey or deepen their knowledge on a particular topic in Latin American history by way of an original research paper.

Critical Discussions

Students will gain oral proficiency in discussing historiographical and thematic issues in modern Latin America during weekly discussion.

Critical Analysis

Students will make connections between cultural and polotico-economic issues by way of a wide variety of course readings that expose students to literature, as well as traditional historical themes.