Marxism in Latin America

Semester: 
Fall
Year: 
2019
Subject Name: 
Latinx and Latin Amer Studies
Course Number: 
342
Institution: 
Amherst College

[LA] With one significant exception, Latin America’s major revolutions have been led by groups espousing one of three main currents of Marxist thought: Marxism-Leninism (Stalinism), Trotskyism, and Maoism. In this course, the student will master the basics of those theories through the reading and analysis of their primary texts. We will then consider case studies of Marxist-inspired revolutions in Bolivia, Cuba, Chile, Nicaragua, and Peru. With the aid of lectures and further readings, the student will critically evaluate, in a series of papers, how Marxist theories were applied in practice in twentieth-century Latin America. One class meeting per week.

Limited to 18 students. Fall semester. Visiting Professor Lohse.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during the add/drop period only.
Crosslisted Section ID: 
HIST-342-01,LLAS-342-01
Schedule #: 
LLAS-342-01-1920F

Course Sections

Marxism in Latin America
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0 Kent Lohse klohse@amherst.edu TTH 01:00PM-02:20PM