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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Americas: The North-South Divide
SOC 266 FA
This course will analyze several critical issues that confront Latin America and the Caribbean since the post-Cold War. Beginning with an evaluation of the global and political restructuring of the post-Cold War "New
Order," the course will focus on the experiences of three countries in the Caribbean: Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba. We will consider the changes in US foreign policy and their implications for socio-economic
political changes in these countries. We will also consider the patterns and consequences of migration of Haitians to the Dominican Republic and the US, and Dominican and Cuban migration to the US.
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE: CUBA UNDER CASTRO
Miguel Angel Centeno and Mauricio Font, eds., TOWARD A NEW CUBA? LEGACIES OF A REVOLUTION
William Robinson, PROMOTING POLYARCHY: GLOBALIZATION, US
INTERVENTION, AND HEGEMONY
HAITI'S PREDATORY REPUBLIC: THE UNENDING TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY
Alex Dupuy, HAITI IN THE NEW WORLD ORDER: THE LIMITS OF THE DEMOCRATIC REVOLUTION
Ernesto Sagas, RACE AND POLITICS IN THE DOMINICAN
Emilio Betances, STATE AND SOCIETY IN
THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sherri Grasmuck and Patricia Pessar, BETWEEN TWO ISLANDS: DOMINICAN INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION
Alejandro Portes and Alex Stepick, CITY ON THE EDGE: THE TRANSFORMATION OF MIAMI
Schiller and Geogres Fouron, GEORGES WO
KE UP LAUGHING: LONG DISTANCE NATIONALISM AND THE SEARCH FOR HOME
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three take-home essays of 7-10 pages each OR one take-home essay (7-10 pages) and a research paper of 15-20 pages.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
LAST/AMST majors who do not have SOC151 will be able to add the course during registration after submitting the Prerequisite Override form to the Registrar's Office. Eighteen of the 30 spaces in class will be reserved
for Sociology majors.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
SOC151 OR SOC152
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