HIS-3225 Latin America: Mexico to Chile; History, Politics, Cultures

3 credits

Prerequisite: Junior standing.

Before the Europeans and through the Spaniards, the British/French, the Soviets and the USA, the turmoil and the angst of a continent as it lurched from communism, to socialism, to exploitative and merciless capitalism; from Liberation Catholic Theology to the arrival of Protestantism; from the domination of ethnic Europeans to the domination of Indians; from a western-oriented world view to developing one of their own; from cash crops to cocaine; from political dictatorships to drug cartels; and so on.