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2015-2016 Catalog

FYS 079 The Cactus Throne: The Changing Image of Mexico and Its People

Recent events, such as the adoption of NAFTA and political turmoil in Chiapas, have refocused U.S. attention on Mexico. This course explores the internal and external influences that have shaped the character of the Mexican nation and its people. Topics explored include Mexico's evolving global image, its alternating successes and failures at self-government, its cultural achievements, and its multidimensional interactions with its giant northern neighbor.