HIST 271: Survey of Latin American History

HIST 271-001: Survey Latin Amer Hist
(Fall 2024)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR

Horizon Hall 3008

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Section Information for Fall 2024

This course is about the history of Spanish and Portuguese America from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries, although we will begin with pre-colonial Indigenous polities. The bulk of the course focuses on Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, ending with independence in the early 19th century. We will study Indigenous and European imperialism; wars of conquest; the ecological, cultural and economic effects of contact among Indigenous Americans, Africans, and Europeans; colonial political and religious structures; and labor systems including slavery.

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Surveys colonial era to 1825. Emphasizes interactions of United States, Latin America. Limited to three attempts.
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Schedule Type: Lecture
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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