Course Description

Introduction to Latin America, HIST 075

An introduction to 500 years of Latin American history using popular stories and myths to explore source documentation and historical evidence. Analyzes of the multiple versions of truth that can constitute the history and collective consciousness of a people. Source material includes written texts, film, and music.

Key Information

Spring Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: April 3, 2017
Instruction end date: June 9, 2017
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, History

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit



UC Davis:
Unit Credit

UC Irvine:
General Education: IV - Arts and Humanities & VII - Multicultural Studies
Major Preparation: May be accepted for major upon petition
Major Requirement: May be accepted for major upon petition

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Historical Analysis
Major Preparation: 1 lower division History Preparation for the Major

UC Merced:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: Breadth Requirement
Major Preparation: History, Latin American Studies

UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS; 
TMC - Clears one TMC HUMANITIES/CULTURE GE requirement; 
Sixth - NAHR GE; 
ERC Regional Specilaization; 
LD History

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area E after petition

UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: CC
Major Requirement: Satisfies a course in the Americas and Africa region for the history major

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Section Information

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Prerequisites

None

Course Meeting Requirements

There will be a weekly synchronous discussion section online. Schedule TBD.

Course Fees

None

More About The Course

This class will give you an introduction to Latin American history and studies from its colonial origins to independence and the modern history of the peoples of Latin America, and it will introduce you to how this history was written and woven and continues to determine the present of Latin America, as we read about it in the newspapers and experience it today. We will use different types of media – feature films, documentaries, narratives, memoirs, journal entries, newspaper articles, and music to understand the past and how it contributes to writing the present.

Course Creator

Juliette Levy
Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in History from UCLA, Levy received her Master's in Economic History from the London School of Economics and spent the next 4 years working in finance in New York and Mexico City. Professor Levy's previous careers and her numerous years living in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela influenced her work, whichstudies the making of economic markets in Latin America in their legal, social, cultural and ethnic contexts. Professor Levy's first book analyzed the development of credit markets in Yucatan during the nineteenth century. She is currently collaborating on cross-country comparisons of informal credit markets, and on an economic analysis of the Mexican Revolution. When she is not studying economic markets, Professor Levy develops games for higher education and studies the interplay of technology and the humanities. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in History from UCLA, Levy received her Master's in Economic History from the London School of Economics and spent the next 4 years working in finance in New York and Mexico City. Professor Levy's previous careers and her numerous years living in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela influenced her work, whichstudies the making of economic markets in Latin America ...

Prior to receiving her Ph.D. in History from UCLA, Levy received her Master's in Economic History from the London School of Economics and spent the next 4 years working in finance in New York and Mexico City. Professor Levy's previous careers and her numerous years living in Mexico, Brazil and Venezuela influenced her work, whichstudies the making of economic markets in Latin America in their legal, social, cultural and ethnic contexts. Professor Levy's first book analyzed the development of credit markets in Yucatan during the nineteenth century. She is currently collaborating on cross-country comparisons of informal credit markets, and on an economic analysis of the Mexican Revolution. When she is not studying economic markets, Professor Levy develops games for higher education and studies the interplay of technology and the humanities.

Instructor of Term

Juliette Levy
juliette@ucr.edu

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