17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies


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Examines contemporary Latin American culture, politics, and history. Surveys geography, economic development, and race, religion, and gender in Latin America. Special emphasis on the Salvadoran civil war, human rights and military rule in Argentina and Chile, and migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States. Students analyze films, literature, visual art, journalism, historical documents, and social scientific research.

This class has no prerequisites.

17.55 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by T. Padilla and P. Duong.

Lecture occurs 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 4-249.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Latin American Studies site or on the 17.55 Stellar site.

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