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HIS 251 Latin American Modernization

This course surveys influential paradigms of development and analyzes the historical evolution of Latin America since the wars of independence. It examines the emergence of the nation state in selected countries, 19th-century conflicts between liberalism and conservatism, the growth of 20th-century populism, and the recent impact of neo-liberalism. The course is a preparatory course designed for majors and Social Studies concentrators, emphasizing enhanced development of analytical and research skills. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. (L03)