2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Jan 19, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

HIST 2241 - Struggles for Multicultural Democracies: Making Modern Latin America


Latin American nations formed as people around the world worked out what modern ideals like freedom and equality meant in the context of multicultural countries. In this class, students will engage with various historical methods and sources-with a focus on primary sources-to investigate how Latin American leaders and citizens balanced their desires for political ideals like equality and democracy and pressures to create modern industrial economies from the vestiges of colonial rule and ongoing imperial pressures. In addition to a basis for understanding modern Latin America, students will leave this class with solid experience analyzing documents and data that they can apply to future classes or their careers. 3 credits.