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Colonial Latin America
HIST 296
Fall 2013
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 296

This lecture course begins with the history of three major indigenous societies--the Maya, the Aztecs, the Incas--and continues through the formation of the Spanish and Portuguese empires. Topics include the initial contact in and conquest of the Caribbean, Meso-America, and the Andes; the imposition of imperial rule and the survival of precontact cultures; the transformation of production; the impact of and resistance to slavery; the structure of colonial communities; the role of gender, religion, ethnicity, and race in the creation of colonial identities; and the independence movements and the end of formal colonial rule. The required readings introduce students to major theoretical approaches to the history of the region; primary documents, maps, drawings, and other texts will be discussed in class.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-History)(HIST)(LAST)(SISP-Hist Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on APR-19-2014
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