HISTORY 363 - The History of Modern Mexico, 1810-Present
Fall 2023, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: History (HISTORY)
Department: LSA History
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Requirements & Distribution:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
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In 1821 Mexico declared independence from the Spanish crown. Yet from the dawn of nationhood through much of the twentieth century, Mexico’s polity remained profoundly divided along racial, cultural, class, and ideological lines. In recent years, the ongoing cartel-related violence, the rise in poverty, along with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic have again exposed many of these century-old fissures. What did it mean, socially, culturally, and politically, to be a Mexican nation? This course examines the history of modern Mexico, from the end of colonialism to the recent war on drugs. It invites students to probe the roots of its internal divisions as well as the outside influences that shaped Mexico as a nation. We will immerse ourselves in the changing world of Mexicans from all walks of life using lectures and assignments that draw on an array of historical documents—from state decrees, murals, religious iconography, to popular music. Our course will also pay special attention to the crucial relationship with the United States.

Course Requirements:

Midterm, final, two short papers

Intended Audience:

Non-majors and majors

Class Format:



HISTORY 363 - The History of Modern Mexico, 1810-Present
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
W 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: 004: Spanish Language Section

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