HIST 271: Survey of Latin American History

HIST 271-001: Survey of Latin American History
(Fall 2021)

10:30 AM to 11:45 AM M

Innovation Hall - Hybrid

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Section Information for Fall 2021

This course examines the colonial history of Spanish and Portuguese America. We begin with 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 271 001 is a hybrid section that meets in class with additional asynchronous work.

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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
This course is graded on the Undergraduate Regular scale.

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