HIST 365: Conquest and Colonization in Latin America

HIST 365-001: Conquest and Colonization in Latin America
(Fall 2019)

03:00 PM to 04:15 PM MW

Nguyen Engineering Building 1103

Section Information for Fall 2019

This course examines the forms of conquest and colonization practiced in Mesoamerica and the Andes by the Aztec, Inca, and Spanish empires over five hundred years, from the thirteenth to the eighteenth centuries. We will examine three sets of questions. First, do terms like “conquest” and “colonial” refer to simple relationships between dominator and oppressed, or do they refer to more ambiguous and contested processes? Second, why did certain civilizations rise to prominence and dominate others? Third, what is the legacy of these historical processes for the world we live in today?

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

Examines forms of conquest and colonization practiced by Aztec, Inca, Spanish, and Portuguese in what is now Latin America. Includes role of ideology and religion in imperial rule, use of warfare to create empires and colonies, and implementation of political and economic systems to rule subject people. 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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