17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies
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 Students analyze films, literature, visual art, journalism, historical documents, and social scientific research.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.
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.
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