POLITICAL SCIENCE 381: THE
DuSable 252; Tuesday, Thursday
David M Goldberg
Office: Zulauf 308
Office hours: and by appointment
†††† †someone regarding accommodations please visit the Student Affairs. This
†††† †should be done as early in the semester as possible.
- Academic dishonesty will be treated with the utmost seriousness (course failure at a minimum). Make certain that all work is appropriately cited. See the student handbook and catalog for additional information.
A. Arrive in class on time prepared.
B. Stay for the entire class unless there is an emergency situation.
C. Turn off all electronic devices that may prove a distraction in advance.
D. Avoid all unnecessary conversation unrelated to the class. If there is a comment please direct at the class.
E. It is rude and distracting to read the newspaper or anything else in class.
F. Donít sleep or give the appearance of doing so during class.
Peter H. Smith, Talons
of the Eagle: Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American Relations, ††††††††† 2nd
Robert H. Holden and Eric
Most of the readings come
from these two sources. The
Additional material may be assigned. It is the studentís responsibility to keep current on all readings.
5. Quizzes, study guides: I reserve the right to assign quizzes at anytime. Study guides can be made available if there is sufficient demand.
6. †Graded Requirements:
††††††††† †Two exams: Exams are tentatively scheduled for March 8, May 12. Each exam is worth 30% of the total course grade. Exams consist of a combination of identification and essay questions.
††††††††† Analytical Research Paper: Students are expected to write a 10 page paper on a subject of relevance to the class themes. Additional details will be distributed during the course of the semester. Topics must receive prior approval. An abstract of 150 words on the subject is due in class February 3, 2005. The paper is due in class on April 21 and account for 30% of the total grade. Additional information on the paper will be distributed in class.
†††† Participation/attendance: Arriving in class having already completed the assigned materials is necessary to succeed. Although there will be a fair amount of lecture, there will also be extensive periods of the class designed for student contributions. To that extent, participation will be worth 10% of the total grade. The emphasis should be on quality not quantity.
- Attendance is critical and if excessive absences present a problem I reserve the right to fail any student. Students are given three excused absences. Please use them only when necessary.
Makeup exams will be given only in the rarest of circumstances. Students must contact the professor in advance with an acceptable explanation. Please take this into consideration. Extensions for written work will only be granted with the rarest of circumstances.
Tentative Course Outline
Week 2, January 25,27:
Continue discussion of stereotypes, framework for analysis.
Week 3, February 1,3: Manifest Destiny and the U.S.-Mexican War. Smith pp. 20-2, 38-50, 104-5. Holden and Zolov pp.24-6, 31-3, 42-4, 84-7. Abstract due
Week 4, February 8, 10: The Spanish-American War. Smith pp.22-32, 32-4, 107-8. Holden and Zolov pp.12-14, 16-21, 26-7, 44-51, 59-60, 61-7, 70-2.
Week 5, February 15,17: Spanish-American War continued. Smith pp. 34-7, 50-4, 105-7. Holden and Zolov pp. 55-9, 74-7, 81-4, 88-94, 97-104, 107-112, 115-6, 117-21, 121-2, 125-7.
Week 6, February 22, 24:
Dollar Diplomacy in the
Week 7, March 1, 3: Latin American Responses: Engagement and Resistance. Smith pp.87-113. Holden and Zolov 15-18, 28-30, 68-9, 78-80, 88-90, 95-96, 123-5, 128-9. Catch up, review for exam.
Week 8: March 8,10: Midterm Exam.
March 15,17: No class. Spring Break
Week 10 March 22,24: The
New Economic Realities of
Week 11, March 29, 31: The Cuban Revolution. Smith pp. 143-5, 155-72, 193-7, 201-5. Holden and Zolov pp. 211-3, 220-5, 229-31, 239-41; 244-255, 260-1,262-6, 270-2.
Week 12, April 5, 7: Allende, Carter and human rights,
Week 13, April 12,14:
Week 14: April 19,21:
Week 15: April 26, 28:
U.S. Intervention in
Week 16: May 3, 5:
Democracy in the Caribbean and the
May 12 Final Exam 10-11:50 a.m.