Apr 15, 2024  
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POLS 239 - Latin America I: Conquest-Independence


4 credit(s)
Survey of Latin American history from 200 C.E. to 1810 C.E. with a focus on the pre-Columbian Mayan, Aztec, and Inca civilizations; the conquest and settlement of Mexico, Central America, and South America by the Spanish and Portuguese; and the colonial institutions in Spanish America and Brazil up to the beginnings of the movements toward independence. Special emphasis will be given to the clash of indigenous and European religious/spiritual outlooks, political economy, and the interaction of issues of race, class, and gender in the emergence of sycretic New World societies. Also listed as HIST 239 .
Core Requirement(s): Counts toward core requirements: International Perspectives and Historical Context.



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