2017-2018 Catalog

HIST 150 Colonial Latin America

This course provides an overview of the historical evolution of Latin America from 1492 to 1820. The course begins with an introduction to the indigenous Iberian and African backgrounds and traces the convergence of cultures and ethnicities that shape Latin American societies and cultures. The course examines this process of change through the writings of Latin American men and women who reflected upon the peoples and culture of their own times. Topics of study include: race and ethnicity, gender, class, native resistance to colonial rule, and Afro-Brazilian religion.


4 units

Cross Listed Courses

LLAS 150

Core Requirements Met

  • Pre-1800