WHIS 271 Colonial Latin America
This course surveys the history of the Americas from 1492 until 1812. Major topics include pre-Columbian society in the Americas; the Spanish Conquest; the impact of disease on the indigenous populations & the creation of the New World. Major themes will include gender, family, the birth of individualism, and religion. We will try to get to the heart of this fascinating but painful story through a careful consideration of these themes over the course of the semester. (LA, HO2)
Cross-listed as ALS 271.
Prerequisite: SoS or 3 s.h. 100-level HIST course.
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