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21F.084J / 21A.224J / 17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies, Spring 2002

Photograph of pan flute.
Pan flute. (Image courtesy Daniel Bersak.)

Highlights of this Course

This course include oral and written assignments, as well as study guides for a map test and final exam.

» View this course in Simplified Chinese courtesy of China Open Resources for Education (CORE).

Course Description

This HASS-D/CI course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and examinations) is similar to that of other HASS-D courses. Many of the themes raised here are covered in greater detail in other courses: 21F.020J (New World Literature), 21F.716 (Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature), 21F.730 (Twentieth-Century Hispanic American Literature), 21F.735 (Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature and Film), 21A.220 (The Conquest of America), 21H.802 (Modern Latin America), 3.982 (The Ancient Andean World), 3.983 (Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization), 17.508 (Regime Change), and 17.554 (Political Economy of Latin America).



Prof. Chappell Lawson

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session




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