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Spring 2014-2015
* HIS 304 / LAS 304 (HA)   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Modern Latin America since 1810

Robert A. Karl

This course surveys the main themes of Latin American history from independence to the present. The main focus is on the interaction between states and citizens, social relations, and economic development.

Sample reading list:
Bolivar, Writings
Zolov, Refried Elvis
Feitlowitz, Lexicon of Terror
Guillermoprieto, The Heart that Bleeds
Taussig, Law in a Lawless Land
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
Weekly reading averages 200 pages. In-class mid-term exam, 1 essay, take-home final exam (essay).

Requirements/Grading:
Mid Term Exam - 15%
Take Home Final Exam - 25%
Papers - 25%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%
Other (See Instructor) - 5%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
41848 L01 10:00 am - 10:50 am M W   Green Hall   0-S-6   Enrolled:46 Limit:80
43671 P01 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm T   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
43672 P02 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:9 Limit:13
43673 P03 3:30 pm - 4:20 pm W   McCosh Hall   30   Enrolled:3 Limit:13
43674 P04 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm W   Dickinson Hall   211   Enrolled:11 Limit:13
43675 P05 2:30 pm - 3:20 pm Th   McCosh Hall   B22   Enrolled:12 Limit:13
43161 P99 TBA        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled