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HIST 4362 Populism and Military Rule in Latin America (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

This course examines the broad dynamics of political change in twentieth century Latin America by focusing on two specific models of governance. It examines Latin American politics from the rise of populism in the 1930s to the widespread collapse of democracy and establishment of military regimes in the 1960s-1970s. Through these patterns, we will consider the causes and consequences of industrialization, nationalization, authoritarianism, democratization, and neo-liberalism. The course will focus primarily on Argentina, Brazil, and Chile. We will consider theoretical approaches to Latin American history to understand both the general processes of change and differences that exist among these countries.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Zachary Morgan

Prerequisites: History Core

Cross listed with: AADS3324

Comments: Fulfills Non-Western Requirement for History Majors; Satisfies Cultural Diversity Core Requirement


Last Updated: 22-Feb-14