HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Section: 003 The United States and Mexico: A Two Hundred Year History
Term: WN 2018
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May be elected five times for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Course description: Recent articles in periodicals from The Economist to The New York Times have described present-day struggles between the United States and Mexico in the words of the nineteenth-century Mexican president Porfirio Díaz, who famously lamented, “Poor Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” As these journalists suggest, the shared struggles that the United States and Mexico face today grow out of a much deeper history, which has included moments of contention, but also of friendship and interdependence. This course will explore the two-century relationship between the United States and Mexico, focusing especially on: 1) each country's movement for independence, 2) the U.S.-Mexican War (1846), 3) the Mexican Revolution (1910), and 4) twentieth-century developments in migration, security, and trade. We will focus primarily on political and diplomatic issues, but we will also read and discuss how politics intersected with popular culture and the lives of ordinary people.

Course Requirements:

In-class quizzes, two short (4-6 page) papers, final exam

Intended Audience:

This is an upper-level history course open to majors and non-majors. Strong reading and writing skills will be helpful.

Class Format:

Combination of lecture and discussion

HISTORY 328 - Humanities Topics in History
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
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25399
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30
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Section 001: For Spanish Majors, this course counts as a 300-level cognate.
002 (LEC)
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25641
Open
20
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
P
30923
Open
35
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
004 (LEC)
P
30924
Open
35
 
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Tu 1:00PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
P
31759
Open
80
 
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MW 11:30AM - 1:00PM
006 (LEC)
P
32601
Open
25
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
010 (LEC)
 
30604
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50
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
011 (DIS)
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30605
Open
25
 
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Th 12:00PM - 1:00PM
012 (DIS)
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30606
Open
25
 
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Th 1:00PM - 2:00PM
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