Course Catalogs

You are viewing the
2023-2024 Course Catalog

HIST 2110 Introduction to Latin America

4 hours


This course will provide an overview of Latin American history from precontact to the present, exploring such themes as cultural diversity, colonization, dispossession, accommodation, resistance, gender and minority issues, environment, independence movements, revolutions, economic determinism, neo-colonialism, and international relations. Utilizing assigned readings, discussions, and some short or long films, students will have the opportunity to identify misconceptions about Latin America, and truly understand its history and current dilemmas. This course is designed also to make the student think critically and analytically, as well as to improve research and writing skills. No P/F.