University of Portland Bulletin 2020-2021

HST 356 Latin American History Through Popular Culture

Bull fighting to baseball, Ricky Ricardo to Ricky Martin, Salsa Dancing to Chips and Salsa, Latin America's history is filled with a cornucopia of sights, sounds, tastes, and experiences. This course explores the contours of modern Latin American history--nationalism, imperialism, borderlands, transculturalism, and hybridity-- through the lens of pop culture.