Course: HIST 562. Colloquium in Latin American Social and Economic History (3)
Prerequisite: Graduate standing or instructor consent. Focuses on the relationship between economic change and social structures in Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. By the end of the semester, students will have achieved an understanding of the social and economic events that combined to produce the societies and nations that constitute Latin America today. Emphasis on critical reading, in-depth class discussions and the ability to present written analyses of the covered material. Major themes may include pre-Colombian civilizations, slavery, Latin America and the world economy, growth and development, inequality, import substitution industrialization, neo-liberalism and globalization.