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HIS 133 - Latin America: The Colonial Era

'Satisfies 3 credits toward Latin American Studies Minor.
Old Core: Enhancement Course.
New Core: Fulfills 3 credits in Area of Knowledge III. Fulfills 3 credits Latin American Studies Minor/Certificate, Group B.

Course Description: This course begins with an overview of Spain and Portugal in the era before 1492 and continues with an analysis of the classic Amerindian civilizations of Mexico and Peru. It studies early Spanish administrative institutions established in the Caribbean and examines their transfer to the mainlands of North and South America. Developments in Portuguese Brazil during the same period will be surveyed. The Spanish mercantile system will be described as well as its collapse in the late 18-century, and the emergence of the first foci of the movements for independence.

Course Rotation: NYC: Fall. PLV: TBA.

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Tutorial

History Department

Course Attributes:
Area of Knowledge III, Enhancement Course, Writing-Enhanced

Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels: