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FYSE1284

Latin America in the World

Latin America in the World
In this seminar we will focus on the interaction of Latin America with the “outside” world from historical, political, economic, and cultural perspectives. We will concentrate on post-independence Latin America, and in particular look at the way Latin Americans have viewed their relationship with the outside world in the 20th and early 21st-centuries. We will read a wide variety of texts, including writings and speeches of historical figures and intellectuals such as Simón Bolívar, José Martí, Che Guevara, and Fernando Henrique Cardoso, political tracts by intellectuals such as Eduardo Galeano, and novels by prominent Latin American writers such as Mario Vargas Llosa and Luisa Valenzuela. Among the themes we will discuss are nationalism, imperialism, economic development, and cultural identity. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
First Year Seminar
Department:
First-Year Seminar Program
Division:
Interdisciplinary
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL CW SOC

Sections

Fall 2009

FYSE1284A-F09 Seminar (Cason)