Undergraduate Course: The United States and Latin America, 1952-2004 (HIST10175)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course provides an overview of US foreign policy in Latin America, 1952-2004, and the experience of Latin American communities in the United States over the same period. From a practical perspective, topics to be covered would include: Cold War counterinsurgency, the War on Drugs, Latin American groups in Florida, California and elsewhere, and the impact of multinational entities, from religious organisations to corporations and political institutions. From a theoretical perspective, students will be expected to think imaginatively about traditional categories of foreign and domestic history. In addition, students will be exposed to new currents in the practice of history, revolving around deconstruction, interdisciplinarity, and transnationalism.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered|
| Students will gain an appreciation of the history of the Americas in the later twentieth century, and the foreign policy of the United States in particular.
Students should expect to develop a variety of transferable skills - research, analysis, evaluation, methods of criticism, argument and presentation and gain experience with differing approaches to historical and historiographical understanding.
They will, moreover, be exposed to material directly relevant to global politics and society today, and should by the end of the course be able to apply their learning to contemporary political events.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Course secretary||Ms Marie-Therese Rafferty
Tel: (0131 6)50 3780