HIST 271: Survey of Latin American History

HIST 271-001: Survey of Latin American History II
(Fall 2018)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM TR

Section Information for Fall 2018

This course examines the history of colonial Spanish and Portuguese America, including Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, the Andes, and Brazil. We begin with the pre-contact civilizations of the Americas and end with national independence movements in the early 19th century. We will study the wars of conquest; the ecological, cultural and economic effects of contact among Europeans, Africans, and Native Americans; colonial political structures; and labor systems including African slavery and other forms of forced labor.


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

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

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