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HIST 262 - Latin Amer since 1850

Campus: Chicago

Description:

Provides an introduction to Latin American socioeconomic, political, and cultural development since 1850 with emphasis on major countries and regions. Course Information: Same as LALS 262. Prerequisite(s): ENGL 161; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Discussion/Recitation and one Lecture-Discussion.

Special Instructions:

This class examines crucial topics in the modern history of Latin America. Learning about the scholarship on this vast and diverse region will enable students to develop a nuanced understanding of topics such as empire, colonialism, indigenous societies, slavery and slave emancipation, identity formation, nationalism, race and nation, religion and politics, social revolution, capitalism, socialism, neoliberalism, and more. The course is organized topically. We will read landmark texts, recent publications, and primary sources on a range of themes, including: the first encounters between Nahuat peoples and Spanish conquistadors in Mexico; Spanish colonialism in Peru; indigenous rebellions in the central Andean region; anti-colonial mobilizations and slave emancipation in Haiti (i.e. the former French colony of Saint Domingue); revolutions of independence in Spanish America; empire, slavery, and liberalism in Brazil; independence and slave emancipation in Cuba; the rise of the U.S. empir

Option 1

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 0

Term(s): Fall , Spring

Option 2

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall , Spring

Option 3

Number of Required Visit(s): 0

Course Level: Undergraduate

Credit: 3

Term(s): Fall , Spring


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