HIST 271: Survey of Latin American History

HIST 271-001: Survey of Latin American History
(Fall 2019)

09:00 AM to 10:15 AM MW

Nguyen Engineering Building 1103

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course examines the colonial history of Spanish and Portuguese America. We begin with the the pre-contact civilizations of the Americas, go through the colonial period, and end with national independence in the early 19th century. We will study the wars of conquest; the ecological, cultural and economic effects of contact among Europeans, Africans, and indigenous Americans; colonial political structures; commodities such as silver, sugar, and cochineal; and labor systems including slavery.

Mason Core (All)

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture

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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
Grading:
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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