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SS 353 — Latin America Today

3 credits; 3 lecture hours

Latin America is a region with a complex history, contentious politics and abundant inequality. This course will examine the region’s unique historical, political, economic, social and cultural factors which shape the identities of the nation-states and their citizens. Specific topics will include the colonial history of Latin America, the various types of political systems, and the rights and responsibilities of citizens with a special focus on race and gender.