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LAS 230 "So Far from God; So Close to Uncle Sam:" Modern Mexico in History and Literature

Conducted in English. Satisfies 6 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Groups C and D.
Old Core: Fulfills 3 credits of Enhancement and 3 credits in Modern Languages (equivalent to SPA 154) for Lubin, CSIS, and Nursing students, and 3 credits toward History major, equivalent to a 200-level History course. Satisfies 6 credits of Enhancement for Dyson and Education students.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III and 3 credits in Area of Knowledge IV or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge III or 6 credits in Area of Knowledge IV.

Course Description: This course will combine the perspectives of Latin American literature and history to probe the culture, literary expression, social and political institutions of Mexico, the United States' most important trading partner. Coverage will extend from independence from Spain in the 1820s through the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the 1990s.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall.


6 credits