Problems in Contemporary Mexican Reality


General course objectives:

Students will learn about the events, national and international processes that have shaped Mexican society in the twentieth century on a political, economic, social, ideological, and cultural level.

Furthermore, they will critically analyze the interrelationships and contradictions evident in events, arguments, and practices of the period.

Finally, they will formulate a well substantiated judgment about the important national problems and their possible solutions in order to contribute in a responsible manner to the development of Mexican society.

Main themes and minor themes 

  • Introduction
  • International Transformations, 1910-1970
  • From the Mexican Revolution to a stabilizing growth
  • Mexico in the last decades of the bipolarized world
  • Mexico’s social transformation
  • Proposals
  • Horizons