HISTORY 302 - Topics in History
Section: 002 US Interventions in Latin America and the World
Term: FA 2007
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Other:
Honors
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit.
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The 20th century was a turbulent period of U.S. military and covert operations in Latin America and other parts of the world. These interventions ranged from occupation and "nation building" experiments in the early part of the century to covert CIA operations to topple socialist and social democratic politics during the Cold War to an invasion to re — establish democracy in the 1990s. This seminar will explore the history of these interventions in comparative perspective. We will assess the stated and unstated goals of interventions, various perceptions and illusions within the U.S. about events leading up to them, and their short and long term impact. We will thus also explore the aftermath of intervention, including the many dictatorships that followed in their wake. The course will focus on Latin America and Caribbean, but will also discuss the Philippines, Iran, Bosnia, and Iraq.

We will use film literature, and personal testimony in addition to more conventional historical sources. Grades are based on seminar participation and weekly two to three page papers on the assigned texts.

This course will be conducted in seminar format for LSA HONORS students only.

HISTORY 302 - Topics in History
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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M 10:00AM - 1:00PM
Note: This class will be conducted in seminar format for LSA HONORS students only.
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