Catalogue 2019 - 2020

HIST 170 Colonial Latin American History


3 cr.

Course Description

This course surveys the fascinating history of Spanish and Portuguese colonies in America (1500-1800). How did indigenous, Iberian and African peoples change with contact and coexistence? What political and economic institutions developed? How did socioracial and cultural identities transform? How did colonial Latin America influence global society and culture? It examines specific individuals, groups, and regions to recognize commonality and difference, as well as patterns of continuity and change over time in colonial Latin America.


Formerly HIST 270