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17.55 17.55[J] Introduction to Latin American Studies

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-S; CI-H

Examines contemporary Latin American culture, politics, and history. Surveys geography, economic development, and race, religion, and gender in Latin America. Special emphasis on the Salvadoran civil war, human rights and military rule in Argentina and Chile, and migration from Central America and Mexico to the United States. Students analyze films, literature, visual art, journalism, historical documents, and social scientific research.

T. Padilla, P. Duong

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Same subject as 21A.130[J], 21G.084[J], 21H.170[J]

Humanities

http://catalog.mit.edu/interdisciplinary/undergraduate-programs/degrees/humanities/

...subjects (96 units) beyond the introductory course ( 17.55[J] Introduction to Latin American Studies...

Minor in Latin American and Latino/a Studies

http://catalog.mit.edu/interdisciplinary/undergraduate-programs/minors/latin-american-latino-studies/

...must be MIT subjects, including required subject 17.55[J] Introduction to Latin American Studies...