Course code:



I - Introductory

Class size limit:


Meets the following requirements:

  • HY - History
  • HS - Human Studies

This course is a history of Latin America from Native American contact cultures through the contemporary period covering socio-political processes.

An emphasis is placed on the fusion of pre-contact societies into a new socio-cultural formation in the colonial period, and then the shared yet divergent history of the region after the collapse of colonial rule.

In the second half the class emphasizes the rise of the nation state in Latin America with particular emphasis on dictatorship and rebellions. The course uses traditional texts, novels, and film to explore this huge geographical and chronological expanse.




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