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2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Dec 05, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIS 210 - Latin American History

Prerequisite: RDG 095  or appropriate score on the placement test. 
(3 Credits)
This survey of Latin American history examines the Iberian, African, and Indigenous origins of Latin American societies and their cultural, economic and political development from the period of the European conquest to the present day. 1) Students will become familiar with historical evidence for the development of Latin American countries and will understand the major geographical features that impact their histories. 2) Students will be able to trace the emergence of Latin America’s many ethnic identities and their impact upon political and economic systems. 3) Students will be able to discuss the emergence of various indigenous empires, colonial urban centers, and modern nation-states. 4) Students will examine growing linkages between Latin America and other regions of the world including immigration patterns, global trading systems and international relations. 5) Students will be able to connect developments in the pre-Columbian and colonial periods to long-standing contemporary debates over social, economic and political justice. * Diversity Approved General Education Course. Semester Offered: Fall Semester Only.  Total of 45 hours of lecture.



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