Catalogue 2019 - 2020

HIST 171 Modern Latin American History


3 cr.

Course Description

This course explores the dramatic history of Latin America since independence from Spain and Portugal (1800-present). How did legacies of colonial rule shape the new nations of Latin America? How did different Latin Americans envision democracy, define citizenship, and debate equality? How did Latin Americans embrace, reject, and change capitalism? How have different peoples, cultures, and ideas created such diversity across Latin America? How have Latin Americans interacted with and influenced the United States and the world?


Formerly HIST 271