Central American Studies: Histories and Cultures

Description: (Formerly numbered Chicana and Chicano Studies 20.) Lecture, one hour; discussion, one hour. Survey of histories of Central Americans from time of independence movements of early 18th century to present. Major topics include local indigeneities, independence movements, 19th- and 20th-century dependency, state-nation and identity formation, politics of mestizaje, Indigenous resistance, imperialism and economic growth, relations with U.S., politics of development, and contemporary social movements. Letter grading.

Units: 5.0
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