“Poor people inhabit rich lands”
See the syllabus addendum on Blackboard for additional class policies.
Virginia Garrard, Peter V. N. Henderson, and Bryan McCann, Latin America in the modern world (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017) w/ sourcebook 2V PK – ISBN#: 9780190910747; website: http://www.oup.com/us/garrard
Assignments and grades
Daily identification terms. We will begin each class period with identifying and giving the significance of one of the key terms listed at the end of each chapter in the textbook. These will be graded on a scale of 1 to 3 points. One point indicates an incorrect response, two summarizes material from the text, and three demonstrates analytical and critical thinking that extends beyond the textbook.
Weekly quizzes. A weekly quiz is on the Blackboard webpage for each chapter from the textbook. Complete the quiz by class time on Monday.
Primary source analyses. Write a one-page essay analyzing one of the primary sources (your choice) for each chapter in the source book and comparing its perspective with the treatment of the subject material in the textbook. The essays must be typed and are due each Friday.
Final Exam. The final exam is comprehensive and cumulative.
Week 1 (Jan 14-18) Independence
Week 2 (Jan 23-25) Regionalism
Week 3 (Jan 28-Feb 1) Liberalism
Week 4 (Feb 4-8) Exclusion
Week 5 (Feb 11-15) Modernization
Week 6 (Feb 18-22) Imperialism
Week 7 (Feb 25-March 1) Progress
Week 8 (March 4-8) Populism
Week 9 (March 18-22) Modernity
Week 10 (March 25-29) Revolutions
Week 11 (April 1-5) Dictatorships
Week 12 (April 8-12) Cold War
Week 13 (April 15-19) Neoliberalism
Week 14 (April 24-26) Identities
Week 15 (April 29-May 3) Pink Tides
Final Exam: Thurs, May 9, 9:30-11:20