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History of U.S. - Latin American Relations - JMB180
Anglický název: History of U.S. - Latin American Relations
Zajišťuje: Katedra severoamerických studií (23-KAS)
Fakulta: Fakulta sociálních věd
Platnost: od 2015 do 2015
Semestr: letní
Body: 4
E-Kredity: 4
Způsob provedení zkoušky: letní s.:
Rozsah, examinace: letní s.:1/1 KZ [hodiny/týden]
Počet míst: 48 / 48 (48)
Minimální obsazenost: neomezen
Stav předmětu: vyučován
Jazyk výuky: angličtina
Způsob výuky: prezenční
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Garant: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D.
Vyučující: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D.
Anotace - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (28.02.2017)

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

The relationship between the United States and its Latin American neighbors has always proved complex. At times, it has been rather turbulent. This topic has been largely neglected in the Czech Republic and deserves to be studied. The purpose of this B.A. course is to help provide interested students with an historical background that should help them understand the fundamental political, economic, and cultural differences between the United States and Latin American societies and, in turn, how these differences have resulted in various United States policies towards Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The readings are less demanding in scope and content than is the case in M.A. courses. I strongly recommend that students form study groups in order to divide the readings in a manner that will enable each student to keep up and participate in class discussions. The readings will be provided electronically.
Literatura - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (28.02.2017)

TEXTS

 

Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric (eds.), Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, Oxford, 2000.

 

Kryzanek, Michael J., U.S.-Latin American Relations, Westport, CT., 2008.

 

LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, Lanham, MD, 2015.

 

Sylabus - angličtina
Poslední úprava: doc. PhDr. Mgr. Francis Raška, Ph.D. (28.02.2017)

History of United States-Latin American Relations

 

Course number: JMB180

 

Instructor: Doc. PhDr. Francis D. Raška, PhD.

 

Tel.: 732 309561

 

E-mail: francisraska@gmail.com  

 

Office hours: Tuesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM in Office 3079

                      Wednesdays from 3:30 PM until 4:30 PM in Office 3079

 

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

 

The relationship between the United States and its Latin American neighbors has always proved complex. At times, it has been rather turbulent. This topic has been largely neglected in the Czech Republic and deserves to be studied. The purpose of this B.A. course is to help provide interested students with an historical background that should help them understand the fundamental political, economic, and cultural differences between the United States and Latin American societies and, in turn, how these differences have resulted in various United States policies towards Latin America in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The readings are less demanding in scope and content than is the case in M.A. courses. I strongly recommend that students form study groups in order to divide the readings in a manner that will enable each student to keep up and participate in class discussions. The readings will be provided electronically.

 

COURSE REQUIREMENTS AND EVALUATION PROCEDURES

 

Each student will receive a final mark at the end of the semester based on the following criteria:

                        Class participation 30%

                        Term paper 50%

                        Oral exam 20%

 

Students will be expected to read the assigned materials. Attendance and participation are expected and each student will be required to write an essay containing 8 to 10 double-spaced pages. In order to avoid any problems, essay topics will need to be approved by me beforehand. During the first weeks of the course, we will agree as a group on the submission dates for the topics and the essays themselves. I will also insist that all students send me progress reports on their research and writing. If a given student does not demonstrate significant progress on his/her term paper research/writing, he/she may be asked to withdraw from the course. In addition, if a student repeatedly fails to read the assigned materials and does not attend the course regularly, I reserve the right not to accept his/her essay at the end of the term. This translates into "No work, no credit." In addition, all absences must be excused. Past experience has taught me that, largely on account of other university requirements and responsibilities, students need help with time management and guidance in their work. Therefore, several courses of action are in order. First, I will insist that students let me know how they are getting on with their work throughout the course of the semester. Second, some time will be spent during the first session(s) discussing how to write essays. Third, all students can expect to be examined orally on the topic of their essay at the end of the term. Please note that students are expected to disclose all sources cited in the form of footnotes. Failure to do so constitutes plagiarism. Plagiarism will be punished by the disciplinary committee of the Faculty of Social Sciences. Questions asked during individual examination sessions may involve the given topic as well as the research methods employed. Finally, in order for the course to be a success, we need to work together as a group of dedicated, mature scholars whose members communicate constructively with one another. Good luck!

 

TEXTS

 

Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric (eds.), Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, Oxford, 2000.

 

Kryzanek, Michael J., U.S.-Latin American Relations, Westport, CT., 2008.

 

LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, Lanham, MD, 2015.

 

COURSE TOPICS AND ASSIGNED READINGS

 

Background and Relations until the 1930s

 

1.     LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 61-91.

2.     Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 50-137.

 

The Good Neighbor Policy

 

3.     LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 93-123.

4.     Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 141-181.

 

The Early Cold War

 

5.     LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 125-186.

6.     Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 185-228.

 

The 1960s and 1970s

 

7.     LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 187-204.

8.     Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 229-288.

 

From Reagan to the New World Order

 

9.     Kryzanek, Michael J., U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 85-121.

10.  Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 289-318.

 

Post-Cold War Perspectives

 

11.  LaRosa, Michael J. and Mora, Frank O. (eds.), Neighborly Adversaries: Readings in U.S.-Latin American Relations, pp. 239-297.

12.  Holden, Robert H. and Zolov, Eric, Latin America and the United States: A Documentary History, pp. 321-350.

 

 

            

      

 
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