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Academic Year 2005/2006
The Americas: The North-South Divide
SOC 266 SP
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.
Emilio Betances, STATE AND SOCIETY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Susan Eckstein, BACK FROM THE FUTURE: CUBA UNDER CASTRO
Sandor Halebsky and Richard L. Harris, eds., CAPITAL, POWER, AND INEQUALITY IN LATIN
Thomas Klak, ed., GLOBALIZATION
AND NEOLIBERALISM: THE CARIBBEAN CONTEXT
Polly Pattullo, LAST RESORTS: THE COST OF TOURISM IN THE CARIBBEAN
Menno Vellinza, ed., THE CHANGING ROLE OF THE STATE IN LATIN AMERICA
Peter Schwab, CUBA: CONFRONTING
THE U.S. EMBARGO
PROMOTING POLYARCHY: GLOBALIZATION, US INTERVENTION, AND HEGEMONY
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 Permission of Instructor 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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