Fall 2020

Latin America and the United States

Listed in: History, as HIST-262  |  Latinx and Latin Amer Studies, as LLAS-262

Moodle site: Course


Russell Lohse (Section 01)


(Offered as HIST 262 [LA/TE] and LLAS 262) In this course, students will gain an understanding of major events and themes in the history of United States foreign policy toward Latin America from colonial times to the present.  As important, they will think and write critically about the contentious history of U.S.-Latin American relations.  Just a few of the many topics to be addressed are the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. invasion of Mexico, the construction of the Panama Canal, the Bay of Pigs fiasco, and the Iran-Contra Scandal.

Fall Semester. Enrollment limited to 18 students. Visiting Assistant Professor Lohse.

If Overenrolled: Preference given first to history majors, then LLAS majors, and then by seniority.


Attention to Issues of Social Justice, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2019, Fall 2020