HIST-158 Latin America I
Fall for 2013-2014
An introduction to the histories and cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean. The course begins with pre-Hispanic societies, primarily the Aztec and the Inca domains, but with attention to diverse indigenous peoples. It goes on to explore conquest, colonialism, and culture change in Spanish America, and the development of slave societies in Brazil and the Caribbean.
This course meets the general education requirement in History for College students in the Classes of 2014 and 2015, when taken in combination with a LATE introductory-level history course (HIST 008).
For the College Class of 2017 and beyond, this course fulfills the general education requirement in History for a broad introductory survey; these students complete the requirement by taking HIST 099.
The College Class of 2016 may elect to follow either the old or the new general education requirement in History.
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