Archived Versions

21F.084J / 21A.224J / 17.55 Introduction to Latin American Studies

As taught in: Fall 2005

Photograph of a pan flute on a colorful blanket.

Pan flute. (Image courtesy of Daniel Bersak.)




Prof. Chappell Lawson

Course Highlights

This course features sample exams and required paper topics in the assignments section.

Course Description

This course is designed as an introduction to Latin American politics and society for undergraduates at MIT. No background on the region is required. Overall workload (reading, writing, class participation, and examinations) is similar to that of other HASS-D courses. Many of the themes raised here are covered in greater detail in other courses: 21F.020J (New World Literature), 21F.716 (Introduction to Contemporary Hispanic Literature), 21F.730 (Twentieth and Twentyfirst-Century Spanish American Literaturere), 21F.735 (Advanced Topics in Hispanic Literature and Film), 21A.220 (The Conquest of America), 21H.802 (Modern Latin America), 3.982 (The Ancient Andean World), 3.983 (Ancient Mesoamerican Civilization), 17.507 (Democratization and Democratic Collapse), and 17.554 (Political Economy of Latin America).

*Some translations represent previous versions of courses.