Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
    Sep 17, 2019  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HST 274 - Social and Political Movements in Latin America

Course Units: 1
(Not Offered this Academic Year) This course examines the history of recent social movements in Latin America. We will explore a variety of issues including democracy, racism, class, gender and ethnic divisions, human rights, globalization and popular movements. Rather than viewing Latin America from a North American point of view, we will examine how Latin Americans see themselves and how their culture, economics, and politics have developed in different directions than other parts of the world, especially the United States and Europe. While social movements have at times erupted into full fledged revolutionary upheavals, more often Latin American struggles have been ongoing, such as factory occupations, land seizures, and demonstrations for gender equality, workers’ rights, indigenous autonomy, protection of the environment, and students’ rights. CC: LCC



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