12:00 PM to 01:15 PM MW
Section Information for Fall 2020
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.
HIST 271 DL1 is a distance education section that meets synchronously. Students should expect to be online on the days and times scheduled.