Lecture 1 Intro And Geography

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Lecture 1 Intro And Geography

  1. 1. HIST 2440 History of Latin America Regent’s College, 2008
  2. 6. Introduction <ul><li>Syllabus </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Green course </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inter-disciplinary course (more next week) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Blog: karemroitman.blogspot.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Course structure and themes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Presentations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Your Challenge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Question? </li></ul></ul>
  3. 7. Where is Latin America <ul><li>Globally </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Equator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Neighbours’ </li></ul></ul>
  4. 8. Latin American Geography <ul><li>Amazon River </li></ul><ul><li>Orinoco River </li></ul><ul><li>Pacific Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Atlantic Ocean </li></ul><ul><li>Andes </li></ul><ul><li>Atacama desert </li></ul><ul><li>Sonoran desert </li></ul><ul><li>Gulf of Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Brazilian Highlands </li></ul><ul><li>Panama Canal </li></ul><ul><li>Tierra del fuego </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra Madre Oriental/Occidental </li></ul><ul><li>Lake Titicaca </li></ul><ul><li>Rio Grande </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Highlands’ </li></ul>
  5. 9. <ul><li>The effects of geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Social </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Political </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Human Geography </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘ Immigrants’ </li></ul></ul>
  6. 10. ‘ Wealth of Latin America’ <ul><li>Human and physical resources </li></ul><ul><li>Diversity </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Evidence in different artistic realms </li></ul></ul>
  7. 11. Back to the Original Question: <ul><ul><li>WHAT/WHO is Latin America(n)?? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Thus, how can we define Latin America? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>(and what implications would our different definitions have?) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Is our definition of Latin America based on our historical understanding? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 12. Importance of studying Latin America <ul><li>The role of university students </li></ul><ul><li>Creating history </li></ul><ul><li>Inter-disciplinary approach </li></ul><ul><li>The challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>
  9. 13. Student Introductions <ul><li>Name </li></ul><ul><li>Course </li></ul><ul><li>Major, year, other courses taken </li></ul><ul><li>Why are you taking this course? </li></ul><ul><li>Have you been to Latin America? </li></ul><ul><li>‘ I Cantinflas give Karem Roitman permission to post my grades on-line under the code name/number _______ (ex. Quinceaniera) </li></ul>

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