This two-part course will encompass political, economic, social, and cultural aspects of Mexico’s past and present. Part 1 (Winter 2018) will cover the period from the defeat of the Aztecs to the mass protests of 1968. Part 2 (Spring 2018) will cover 1968 to the present, including the prospects for the presidential election of July 2018. We will discuss the interface between the United States and Mexico throughout.
Alex Saragoza Ph.D. has chaired the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley and has taught numerous Mexico-related courses over a three decade career. He is the chief editor of Mexico Today: An Encyclopedia of Life in the Republic (2012) and has published widely on various aspects of Mexican history.