Course Schedule


Week 1: Introductions

Wednesday
21 August

Introductions

Technology Setup:

  • If you do not have one already, please create a Voices blogging account.  Find more tips here.  Remember to change your user name to your first name and final initial to protect your privacy.
  • Sign up on Moodle for two formal blog posts: Latin America in the News and Class Notes.  I suggest that you sign up for two different weeks.  (First come, first served!)
  • If you have not already, please complete the short Intro Questionnaire on Moodle. 
Friday
23 August

Comparing Revolutions

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 2: Characterizing Latin America


Monday
26 August

Characterizing Modern Latin America

Map Quiz Guidelines LA Rev FA2019 and Blank Map of Latin America

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
28 August

Ideologies & Revolts

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
30 August

 

Primary Sources: José Carlos Mariátegui

**Primary Source Essay Guidelines**

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 3: The Mexican Revolution


Monday
2 September

The Mexican Revolution: Historical Overview

**Map Quiz at the beginning of class**

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
4 September

Causes of the Revolution

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
6 September

 

Soldiers’ Experiences

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 4: Revolutionary Art


Monday
9 September

Revolutionary Politics

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
11 September

Corridos & Popular Culture

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Corridos
  • CorridoWikipedia
  • What is a Corrido? (arp)
  • Selected Corridos: Pancho Villa, Madero, Bitter Times (arp)
  • Short extra reading (after you asked about soldaderas in class): “La Adelita
  • Wikipedia Project: If you do not have one already, create a Wikipedia account.  You can use any (appropriate) user name you like to preserve your privacy.  Accept my email invitation to join our class Wikipedia Portal. If you’re asked for a password, I’m sending it in the email.
Friday
13 September

 

The Zapatista Movement

**Primary Source Essay due – upload to Moodle before class**

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 5: The Cuban Revolution


 

Monday
16 September

The Cuban Revolution: Historical Overview

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
18 September

Castro’s Rhetoric

Guest Presentation: Earlham’s Border Studies Program

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
18 Sept.
7pm

 

Documentary: Undeterred

Gault Recital Hall – Scheide  7pm

https://vimeo.com/283563848

Friday
20 September

 

Gender & Revolution

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 6: Race in Cuba


Monday
23 September

Evaluating Wikipedia

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • Sadie Bergen, “Linking In: How Historians Are Countering Wikipedia’s BiasesPerspectives on History September 2016
  • Wikipedia, “Systematic Bias
  • Wikipedia: Evaluating Articles & Sources Training.
  • Blog Post: Considering the questions below, write a detailed post that critiques your choice of any Wikipedia article related to our course themes. If possible, try not to pick an article someone else has already analyzed.  (Note: this blog post takes the place of today’s HAP).
    • Is everything in the article relevant to the article topic? Is there anything that distracted you?
    • Is the article neutral? Are there any claims, or frames, that appear heavily biased toward a particular position?
    • Are there viewpoints that are over-represented, or under-represented?
    • Check a few citations. Do the links work? Does the source support the claims in the article?
    •  Is each fact referenced with an appropriate, reliable reference? Where does the information come from? Are these neutral sources? If biased, is that bias noted?
    • Is any information out of date? Is anything missing that could be added?
    •  Check out the Talk page of the article. What kinds of conversations, if any, are going on behind the scenes about how to represent this topic?
    • How is the article rated? Is it a part of any WikiProjects?
    • How does the way Wikipedia discusses this topic differ from the way we’ve talked about it in class?
    • Categorize your post “Wikipedia”
Wednesday
25 September

Race & Racism in Cuba

**Midterm #1 Review Guide**

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
27 September

 

Sexuality and Gender in Revolutionary Cuba

Work to complete before today’s class:

Reminder: the deadline for picking your Wikipedia article isn’t until next week, but you can go ahead and sign up for one as soon as you are ready (first come, first served).


Week 7: Wikipedia & Public History


Monday
30 September

Wikipedia: Sources & Plagiarism

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
2 October

Midterm #1

 

Friday
4 October

 

Wikipedia Work Day

Work to complete before today’s class:

**If possible, please bring your laptop or device to class**

  • Deadline to sign up for your Wikipedia Article.
  • Blog Post (this takes the place of today’s HAP): Evaluate your chosen Wikipedia Entry. How is this aspect of Latin American history represented? Do you see any biases? What kinds of sources are used? How might you improve the article to meet Wikipedia’s standards and show your skills of historical research and analysis? Categorize your post “Wikipedia”
  • LibGuide: Latin American Studies

Fall Break


Week 8: Revolutionary Chile


Monday
14 October

The Chilean Road to Socialism

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
16 October

Fear in Chile: Critiques of the Regime

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Fear in Chile: Critiques of the Regime
  • Fear in Chile: “The Executed Mayor” 3-19; “A Model Militant Party Member” 69-92; “The Rebellion of an Old-Fashioned Priest” 127-139; “To Disappear Is Not to Die” 140-153
Friday
18 October

 

Wikipedia Work Day

**Please bring your charged laptop/device to class**

Work to complete before today’s class (no HAP):

  • On your article’s talk page, create a new heading to introduce your proposed edits.
  • On the talk page, write a few sentences about what you plan to contribute to the selected article, and why these additions are important. Think back to our discussions of content gaps, Wikipedia’s 5 Pillars, and the American Historical Association article.
  • Compile a list of at least 6-8 relevant, reliable books, journal articles, or other sources. Post that bibliography to the talk page of the article you’ll be working on.

Weeks 9: Debating Pinochet


Monday
21 October

Supporters of Pinochet

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Supporters of Pinochet
  • Fear in Chile: “A Mayor of the Regime” 20-38; “The Decline and Frustration of a Banker” 39-48; “A Pinochet Diehard” 93-99; “Corporatism: A Product of Reason” 117-126
Wednesday
23 October

Revolutionary Artwork: Arpilleras

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Arpilleras
  • Wikipedia, “Arpilleras
  • Rebecca Onion, “Colorful Quilt Squares
  • Marjorie Agosín “Embroidery as Protest” (arp)
  • Wikipedia: Peer Review Training, and your peer review on the talk pages of your three assigned articles.
Friday
25 October

 

Secondary Sources: Critiquing the Revolution

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Chile Secondary Sources
  • Margaret Power, “Defending Dictatorship” (arp)
  • Blog Post (in addition to today’s HAP): Reflect on the feedback you received on your article improvement plans.  What did your reviewers say on the article talk page? How will you use this to strengthen your analysis, use of evidence, and written communication as you prepare your first draft? Tag your post “Wikipedia”

Week 10: Nicaragua


Monday
28 October

Revolutionary Nicaragua: Historical Context

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wikipedia: This week, start drafting your article.  Full, polished draft is due next Wednesday, November 6.

Wednesday
30 October

Liberation Theology

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
1 November

 

Critiques of Liberation Theology

**Midterm #2 Review Handout**

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Critiques of Liberation Theology
  • Michael Novak, “Liberation Theology & the Pope” (1979) (arp)
  • “FSLN Communiqué Regarding Religion (1981) & Two Speeches from Pope John Paul II” (arp)
  • “Bishops of Nicaragua Call to Dialogue April 1984” (arp)
  • Wikipedia: Training on Contributing images and media files; Exercise on adding links to other articles.

Week 11: Assessing the Nicaraguan Revolution


Monday
4 November

Scholars Debate: Revolutionary Nicaragua

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Montoya & Bickham Méndez
  • Last Names A-L: Rosario Montoya, “Liberation Theology & the Socialist Utopia of a Nicaraguan Shoemaker” Social History (1995) (arp)
  • Last Names M-Z: Jennifer Bickham Méndez “Gendering Power and Resistance in an Era of Globalization” in From The Revolution to the Maquiladoras (arp)
Wednesday
6 November

Peer Review: Full Article Drafts

Work to complete before today’s class:

**Bring your laptop or device to class**

  • Wikipedia: Before class, make sure all of your edits are live in the main article space.  You’ll have until the end of the day on Thursday to complete your assigned peer reviews.
Friday
8 November

 

Midterm #2


Week 12: Guerrilla Warfare


Monday
11 November

Guerrilla Warfare

Work to complete before today’s class:

Wednesday
13 November

Mapping Militant Organizations

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
15 November

 

Venezuela: Historical Context

Work to complete before today’s class:


Week 13: Venezuela


Monday
18 November

Chávez in His Own Words

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP Chávez in His Own Words
  • Hugo Chávez, “World Social Forum”, 2005 (from Becker)
  • Hugo Chávez, “Address to the United Nations,” (2006): video and transcript
Wednesday
20 November

Venezuela: Critical Perspectives

Work to complete before today’s class:

Friday
22 November

 

Venezuela Today

Final Wikipedia Article Due

  • before class, complete all final changes on your Wikipedia article.
  • Upload your reflective essay to Moodle.
  • By the end of the day, add your image to our collaborative Wikipedia slideshow.

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • Venezuela Today HAP
  • Readings TBD

Week 14: Public History & Wikipedia Showcase


Monday
25 November

Wikipedia Showcase

**Final Exam Review Sheet**

  • *No HAP for today!*
Wednesday
27 November

 No class: Thanksgiving


Week 15: Latin America Today


Monday
2 December

 

21st Century Socialisms

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • HAP 21st C Socialisms
  • Becker ch 10 “Socialisms of the 20th & 21st Centuries”
Wednesday
4 December

Current Events

**Please bring your laptop or device to class for Course Evaluations**

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • No HAP Today!
  • Readings TBD
Friday
6 December

 

Conclusions

Work to complete before today’s class:

  • Blog Post: What are the three most important things you learned in class this semester?

 Final Exam: Tuesday, December 10 at 9am