you will be asked to write TWO (2) essays from a selection of FIVE (5) topics, which will be similar to the style and format of those offered in the semester's midterm essay. My general expectation is that your final exam essays will reach a high level of analysis, but perhaps with less grading emphasis on spelling and other minor errors.
On Friday of Week 6, I will post a list of potential Final Exam topics - usually around 8 or 9 topics in total. You are strongly advised to begin researching each of these topics as soon as they are made available; several of these topics will appear on the actual exam.
At the start of Week 8, on Monday, I will post the Final Exam leaving you free to write your TWO (2) essays at a time of your choosing. You may use your textbook and other properly cited materials, but keep in mind that you have only a week to complete and submit both essays. Though this is not a timed exam, per se, the compressed schedule of writing these essays in the span of only one week has largely the same effect. Therefore, I recommend that you plan to be sufficiently well prepared at the start of Week 8 to write authoritatively on any of the potential topics presented.
Answer TWO (2) of the following:
- What explains the brevity of the initial Liberal republics of the 19th century?
- What accounts for the socialist path of the Cuban revolution?
- How did ISI affect the economies of Latin America?
- Explain the significance of the suffrage movement in Latin America vis a vis the rise of nationalism.
- Explain the cause and impact of the 1980s debt default crisis across Latin America.
|Due By (Pacific Time)
||07/13/2014 12:00 am