HI211 History of Latin America

Prerequisite: EN101

This survey of major themes in Latin America history covers the cultural, socio-political, and economic systems of pre-Columbian empires, Spanish and Portuguese conquest and colonization, the struggle for independence and integration in the world economy in the 19th century, and industrial and agricultural development to the present. Topics include the nature of encounters between indigenous populations, Europeans, and Africans; wars of conquest; colonial socio-political structures; labor systems; revolutions; neocolonialism; and the role of the military in Latin American politics. A library component is included.

3 Credit Hours

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