Jun 25, 2019  
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19 
Middlesex Community College Academic Catalog 2018-19

HST 132 - Contemporary Latin American History


Course Description: This course traces the historical trajectory of the people of Latin America from the beginning of the 20th century to the present. Students will be introduced to the rich contemporary history of Latin America, exploring the achievements of their people and discussing the response of Latin Americans to the challenges of the world around them.

ISLOs: This course supports student development of Written and Oral Communications, Critical Thinking, and Multicultural and Global Perspectives.
Prerequisite(s): Eligible for ENG 101.
General Education Elective(s): Social Science
Note(s): This course has been approved to meet the Core Curriculum General Education requirement.

Course Student Learning Outcomes:
  • Analyze the various national identities in Latin America.
  • Examine the religious diversity present in Latin America today.
  • Identify the dilemma of Latin American economic development in the 21st century.
  • Examine the changing role of women in Latin America.
  • Evaluate United States-Latin American relations through the 20th century and into the 21st century.
  • Examine Latin America in the World Arena.

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