2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue 
    Apr 15, 2024  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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SN 304 - Contemporary Central America

(3.00 cr.)

With civil wars in Nicaragua, El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras during the 1980s, Central America endured class struggle in its most extreme form. After the peace accords of the 1990s and the repatriation of Central Americans who had assimilated the gang culture of large U.S. cities, the situation degenerated into nonpolitical, extreme social violence that continued to rip at the social fabric of the Central American region. Students examine a series of texts and videos which define the conflict and the violence related to it in terms of economics, gender, and race. Principal texts include Alegria, Belli, Menchú, Cabezas, and recent sociological research. Film and video documentaries supplement the readings. Closed to students who have taken ML 404 .

Prerequisite: SN 201 .
Recommended Prerequisite: SN 203  or SN 217 .
Sessions Typically Offered: Fall/Spring
Years Typically Offered: Varies

Interdisciplinary Studies: IL

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