J. Pablo Silva  
Spring Semester 2011
History 329. The United States and Latin America

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Syllabus

Week 2: January 31
Week 3: February 7
Week 4: February 14
Week 5: February 21
Week 6: February 28
Week 7: March 7
Week 8: March 14
Week 9: April 4
Week 10: April 11
Week 11: April 18
Week 12: April 25
Week 13: May 2
Week 14: May 9

Required Texts

Assignments

Research Paper

Grading

 

 

Section 1.
Common Readings (weeks 1-7)
Tuesday, 25 January
Beginning with Beginnings.
  Beneath the United States, preface, Chap. 1, Chap. 4.
   
Thursday, 27 January
Why did the US Start Intervening?
  Beneath the United States,176-219.

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Tuesday, 1 February
Why did the US find it hard to civilize?
  Beneath the United States,220-315.
   
Thursday, 3 February
How have things changed?
  Beneath the United States,316-348, 367-386.

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Week 3
Tuesday, 8 February
Is this a different view?
  No Higher Law, 1-64.
   
Thursday, 10 February
How do Schoultz and Loveman Compare?
  No Higher Law, 65-120.
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Week 4  
Tuesday, 15 February
What's the Scope of the US Role?
  No Higher Law, 121-206.
   
Thursday, 17 February
What's the Scope of the US Role?
  No Higher Law, 207-284.
Friday, 18 February
Paper Topics are Due.

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Week 5  
Tuesday, 22 February
Who's the Right Actor to Focus on?
  US Presidents, ix-74.
Thursday, 24 February
Who's the Right Actor to Focus on?
 

US Presidents, 75-113.

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Week 6  
Tuesday, 1 March
Is this argument convincing?
  US Presidents, 114-194.
   
Thursday, 3 March
Are the Reagan years special?
  Empire's Workshop, 1-51.
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Week 7  
Tuesday, 8 March
Are the Reagan years special?
 

Empire's Workshop, 52-158.

   
Thursday, 10 March
Are the Reagan years special?
  Empire's Workshop, 159-195.

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Section 2. Research Projects (weeks 8-14)
Week 8  
Tuesday, 15 March
So how does LA fit for the US?
 

Empire's Workshop, 196-244.
We will also assign workshop dates.

   
Friday, 17 March

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Spring Break, 16 to 27 March

 

Week 9  
Tuesday, 5 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Aaron, Mateo, Erica.
   
Thursday, 7 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Paul, Caitlin, Taylor.

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Week 10  
Tuesday, 12 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Kate, Maia, Ross.
Thursday, 14 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Rane, Sam, Anna.

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Week 11  
Tuesday, 19 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Aaron, Mateo, Erica.
   
Thursday, 21 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Paul, Caitlin, Taylor.

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Week 12  
Tuesday, 26 April
  Three of you will meet with me: Kate, Maia, Ross.
Thursday, 28 April
 

Three of you will meet with me: Rane, Sam, Anna.

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Week 13  
Tuesday, 3 May
Draft Review
  Three of you will meet with me: Aaron, Mateo, Erica.
Before drafting your paper read pp. 185-221, 263-282 of The Craft of Research.
   
Thursday, 5 May
Draft Review
  Three of you will meet with me: Paul, Caitlin, Taylor.
Before drafting your paper read pp. 185-221, 263-282 of The Craft of Research.

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Week 14  
Tuesday, 10 May
Draft Review
  Three of you will meet with me: Kate, Maia, Ross.
Before drafting your paper read pp. 185-221, 263-282 of The Craft of Research.
   
Thursday, 12 May
Draft Review
  Three of you will meet with me: Rane, Sam, Anna.
Before drafting your paper read pp. 185-221, 263-282 of The Craft of Research.
Tuesday, 17 May
Final Draft Due at 5 pm

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