PSCI 346
Mexican Politics
Last Offered Spring 2008
Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

The futures of Mexico and the United States are now bound up more closely than ever. Yet Mexico enters this future with a very different past, a distinctive political system, and mixed feelings about the US. This course has four parts that differ both in content and in format. The first is historical and mostly lecture. It considers several themes, including the slow emergence of a stable national state and the interplay between politics and economic change. In the second section, enrollment permitting, the class breaks into tutorial groups to consider four general themes that link historical and cultural themes with contemporary problems: the politics of Mexican national identity; the impact of migration and the rapid development of the northern border region; urbanization; and political corruption. In the third section of the course, we have standard lecture-and-discussion classes on contemporary economic and political issues. At the end, we turn to a seminar-style discussion of student research projects.
The Class: Format: varied--see course description
Limit: 19
Expected: 15
Class#: 3172
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: a map quiz; one 4-page paper; two 4-page tutorial essays, two 1- to 2-page tutorial responses; a medium-length research paper (12- to 15-pages), with a corresponding class presentation in one of the last classes; no final exam
Prerequisites: Political Science 204 or any course on Latin America
Enrollment Preferences: Political Science majors
Distributions: Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
Attributes: INST Latin American Studies Electives
LATS Countries of Origin + Transnationalism Elect
PSCI Comparative Politics Courses

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  • PSCI 346 - LEC Mexican Politics
    PSCI 346 LEC Mexican Politics
    Division II Writing Skills Exploring Diversity Initiative
    Not offered

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