LATA 3290

LATA 3290

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

This course is designed as an introduction to political, economic, and social issues in 20th century Latin America. Topics are organized chronologically, beginning with the crisis of agro-export economies and oligarchic rule in the 1930s, the onset of state-led development and mass politics in the 1930s and 40s, the military takeovers and revolutionary struggles of the 1960s and 70s, patterns of democratization and market liberalization in the 1980s and 90s, and the recent experience with populist and leftist governments in much of the region. Among the main issues covered are populism and corporatism, dependency theory and import-substitution industrialization, different patterns of authoritarian rule, social movements and revolution, democratic breakdowns and transitions, the debt crisis and market reforms, and U.S.-Latin American relations. Throughout the semester, we will draw on examples from the entire region, but focus on paradigmatic national cases. Knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is not required.  

When Offered Spring.

Breadth Requirement (GB)
Distribution Category (SBA-AS)

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: DSOC 3290GOVT 3293

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17378LATA 3290  LEC 001

  • This course will be offered in collaboration with the Languages Across the Curriculum Program. Students enrolled in GOVT 3293 may enroll in an optional one credit discussion section in Spanish. Interested students should contact the instructor.

  • 17379LATA 3290  DIS 201

  • 17380LATA 3290  DIS 202

  • 17381LATA 3290  DIS 203

  • 17382LATA 3290  DIS 204