Apr 10, 2020  
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LAH 2020 - Introduction to Latin American History


Credit Hours: 3.0

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None


This course is an introduction to Spanish American history. As such, the cultural, economic, political, and religious characteristics of the region will be discussed. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries are of principal concern. The topics include the indigenous civilizations of the Americas; the motives for, and the methods and results of, the Iberian conquest and colonization; the struggle for independence from Spain; the national period legacy from the past and new dependency; and twentieth-century Latin America. Though the emphasis will be on the Spanish heritage, the course will include a brief examination of the Brazilian experience. The primary General Education learning outcome for this class is Global Socio-Cultural Responsibility: Demonstrate an understanding of pluralism/diversity in the world community and an awareness of civic and social participation and ethical and informed decision making.

Parallel: College Transfer (A.A. and A.S)