17.55[J] 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 Students analyze films, literature, visual art, journalism, historical documents, and social scientific research.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[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. Bateson.

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

In the Fall 2014 Subject Evaluations, 17.55[J] was rated 5.7 out of 7.0. You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Latin American Studies site.

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