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Carlos Gil
HSTAA 582
Seattle Campus

Latin American History: National Period

Class description

This field course allows a student preparing for graduate exams to further read into the field of modern Latin American history. Emphasis is on northern Latin America (mostly Mexico) although some works will also include Central and South America.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Recommended preparation

Recommended Preparation This is for graduate students only. Students must have taken undergraduate courses in Latin American history including HSTAA 382 and/or 383 or their equivalents. No exceptions.

Class assignments and grading

Students will read a book a week and prepare a written report (book review) and an oral delivery of the same in class. A written synthesis of readings will be assigned in week 8. Each paper will be give a weight of approx. 10%.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Edmund K. Kamai
Date: 03/09/2000