Latin American History (HIST 365)
“Poor people inhabit rich lands”
Virginia Garrard, Peter V. N. Henderson, and Bryan McCann, Latin America in the modern world (New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2017) w/ sourcebook 2V PK – ISBN#: 9780190910747; website: http://www.oup.com/us/garrard
Assignments and grades
Daily identification terms. We will begin each class period with identifying and giving the significance of one of the key terms listed at the end of each chapter in the textbook. These will be graded on a scale of 1 to 3 points. One point indicates an incorrect response, two summarizes material from the text, and three demonstrates analytical and critical thinking that extends beyond the textbook.
Weekly quizzes. A weekly quiz is on the Blackboard webpage for each chapter from the textbook. Complete the quiz by class time on Monday.
Primary source analyses. Write a one-page essay analyzing one of the primary sources (your choice) in the source book. The essays must be typed and are due each Friday.
Research paper proposal: Submit a paragraph describing your project, the research questions you seek to address with the project, a hypothesis of what you expect to find (the thesis statement of your research paper), and a preliminary bibliography of sources that you plan to use. Due Oct 24. 45pts.
Primary source: Select a primary source related to your research topic from the microfilm collection (http://library.truman.edu/microforms/subject_list.htm#Latin%20American%20History). Try to find something that relates as closely as possible to your research topic. Have me approve the source in advance, and then write a paper (typed, double-spaced, about 3 pages, citations, bibliography, page numbers) analyzing the document and its historical perspective. Attach a copy of the document to the essay. Due Nov 7. 100pts.
Research paper: Write a research paper on a topic related to Latin American history. The paper must use a minimum of six scholarly sources (including at least one book and one journal article) and one primary source, and should be 15-20 pages long, typed, double-spaced, and include citations, a bibliography, and page numbers. The format should follow Mary Lynn Rampolla, A pocket guide to writing in history. Due Dec 7. 200pts.
Final Exam. The final exam is comprehensive (200 pts).
Week 1 (Aug 20-24) Intro & Geography
Week 2 (Aug 27-31) Independence
Week 3 (Sept 5-7) Regionalism
Week 4 (Sept 10-14) Liberalism
Week 5 (Sept 17-21) Exclusion
Week 6 (Sept 24-28) Modernization
Week 7 (Oct 1-5) Imperialism
Week 8 (Oct 8-12) Progress
Week 9 (Oct 15-17) Populism
Week 10 (Oct 22-26) Modernity
Week 11 (Oct 29-Nov 2) Revolutions
Week 12 (Nov 5-9) Dictatorships
Week 13 (Nov 12-16) Cold War
Week 14 (Nov 26-30) Neoliberalism
Week 15 (Dec 3-7) Identities
Final Exam: Tues, Dec 11, 1:30-3:20