This course provides an overview of the history of Latin America. Topics include politics, economic development, international relations, and cultural development.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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Topics and ObjectivesPre-Columbian Latin America – 900 to 1492 CE
- Describe early Latin American civilizations.
- Compare life in Latin America to life in Europe.
Development of Colonial Latin American Society
- Explain the roles of religion and economics in the conquest of Latin America.
- Explain how societal roles developed in Latin American countries.
- Analyze the influence of revolutionary thought in the development of Latin American countries.
- Describe common elements of major Latin American revolutions.
- Describe life in Latin America after colonial rule.
- Analyze the effects of regional or local rule in Latin America.
Modern Latin America
- Explain ways in which Latin America has changed in the 20th and 21st centuries.
- Explain modern Latin America’s role in the global, industrialized world.
- Explain the role of the United States on the development of Latin America.
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