08:00 A. M. -- 09:20 A. M. T R
Students are expected to learn, understand, and explain, in written exams, the main themes of United States policy toward Latin America, beginning from 1790 until the present time. Significant attention is paid to the origin of the Monroe Doctrine, its implementation, its present status, and its interpretations. Relations between the U. S. and Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Mexico, and Central America, will be highlighted.
All students write a term paper.
UNITED STATES LATIN AMERICAN POLICY TO 1823 (MONROE DOCTRINE)
UNITED STATES LATIN AMERICAN POLICY SINCE 1824 -- THE APPLICATION OF THE MONROE DOCTRINE 1824 - 1900; TEXAS, MEXICO -- FRENCH INTERVENTION, BRITISH GUIANA,
UNITED STATES LATIN AMERICAN POLICY 1900 TO PRESENT -- THE MONROE DOCTRINE BECOMES A HEMISPHERIC POLICY
THE PAN AMERICAN UNION AND ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES
ROOSEVELT COROLLARY, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, HAITI, NICARAGUA AND DOLLAR DIPLOMACY, WORLD WAR I, HOOVER AND NON-INTERVENTION, F.D. ROOSEVELT AND THE GOOD NEIGHBOR POLICY,
WORLD WAR II, HEMISPHERIC SOLIDARITY, THE PANAMA CONFERENCE, THE ACT OF HAVANA, THE MEXICO CITY CONFERENCE -THE ACT OF CHAPULTEPEC, GUATEMALA, CUBA, THE JOHNSON DOCTRINE AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, GRENADA, PANAMA.
UNITED STATES RELATIONS WITH ARGENTINA, CHILE, MEXICO, PARAGUAY, CUBA, COLUMBIA & PANAMA, BRAZIL.
EXAMS -- TWO MIDTERM -- ESSAY EXAMS
FINAL -- ESSAY EXAM December 9, 2010, 08:00 A. M. -- 10:00 A. M.
LIBRARY READING -- EACH THURSDAY FOR SIX WEEKS A 3X5 CARD WILL BE DUE IN CLASS LISTING THE BOOKS AND PAGES READ DURING THE WEEK. AUGUST 31; SEPTEMBER 7,14,21,28; OCTOBER 5.
TERM PAPER -- 15 TYPED PAGES, DOUBLE SPACED, UNJUSTIFIED,
END NOTES -- CITATIONS MUST BE CLEAR AND COMPLETE.
BIBLIOGRAPHY -- COMPLETE REFERENCES.
TERM PAPER TOPIC MUST BE APPROVED BY OCTOBER 12 -- TURN IN A WORKING BIBLIOGRAPHY AT THAT TIME. TERM PAPER IS DUE DURING CLASS PERIOD DECEMBER 2, 2010.
The History Department requires that Graduate students follow the Kate L. Turabian, A Manuel for Writers of Term Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, format as that style manual is required for your thesis.
PAPERS ARE CONSIDERED LATE AFTER THAT CLASS, DECEMBER 2, 2010, AND WILL BE PENALIZED A LETTER GRADE.
ATTENDANCE - EXCESSIVE ABSENCES WILL RESULT IN REMOVAL FROM CLASS.
GRADUATE STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO SHOW CLEAR EVIDENCE OF SOLID RESEARCH SKILLS IN THE WRITING OF AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF THEIR RESEARCH TOPIC. THIS INCLUDES THE DEVELOPMENT OF A SIGNIFICANT BIBLIOGRAPHY; USE OF END NOTES; EVIDENCE OF CRITICAL THINKING AND ANALYTICAL SKILLS IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE PRINCIPLE THEMES IN THEIR PAPERS.
Plagiarism Statement – By enrolling in this course the student expressly grants MSU a "limited right" in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course. The "limited right" shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purpose.