HIST 2102

Latin American History - Pre-Conquest to the Present

Prereq: Eligible for ENGC 1101, and READ 1106

This course will present a history of Latin America beginning with the Native American peoples prior to European conquest and concluding with contemporary history. Course topics will include: pre-Columbian Native American empires; European conquest and Native American resistance during the 16th - 19th centuries; history of disease and its impact on historical events; Latin American independence movements; industrialization and neo-colonialism; continuing tensions and conflict between indigenous people and ladino elite; transition to modern Latin American states.

Credits: 3
Semesters: Fall, Spring
MnTC Goals: 5 , 8

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