2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    Apr 08, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

HIST 374 - Conquest, Resistance, Independence: Latin America History, Politics, and Cultures

Credits: Three (3)
This course will introduce students to the central debates about Latin American history, politics and culture from 1491 to the present. Beginning in the pre-colonial period, the course explores the rich social, religious, and political traditions of Latin America before the arrival of Europeans. Students will then assess the impact of European conquistadores and immigrants on native populations and their institutions. Students will investigate indigenous resistance to, or in certain cases hybridization with, Old World peoples and their cultures through the colonial period. The course will then explore attempts at national self-determination and independence among the peoples of Latin America. Finally, students will investigate the legacies of colonialism, capitalism, and immigration in modern Latin America using a diverse array of primary sources such as personal accounts, newsprint and film to gauge the many meanings of Latin America in our increasingly globalized world.[M; N; C, I]
General Education Area: Social Science
Cross-listed: PSCI-374