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Rachel A. May
TCSIIN 435
Tacoma Campus

Popular Movements in Latin America

Examines popular movements in Latin America, including historical background of modern popular organizations, an analysis of the evolution of the discourse surrounding the terms "popular movement," "social movement," and "civil society." Discusses contemporary trade unionism, grass-roots peoples' initiatives, cooperative movements, guerrilla organizations, human rights groups, and feminist movements.

Class description

Students will learn about various alternatives for popular organization and outlets for the expression of political grievances or demands. The course will teach students about the experiences of contemporary Latin Americans, as well as inform students about the various ways that excluded groups (poor people in particular) have for political participation and group empowerment. We will discuss trade unionsism, revolutionary movements, peasant politics, and globalization among other topics.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

In the Fall of 2007, this course will be taught in a traditional calssroom. It is NOT an on-line course.

Recommended preparation

Class assignments and grading


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 Rachel A. May
Date: 07/16/2007