Oct 22, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 252 - Latin American History

5 credits

Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 095  or placement in ENGL& 101 , or instructor permission.

An introduction to Latin American history, politics and culture. The first half of the quarter focuses on Pre-Columbian civilizations, and European colonization. The second half of the quarter explores Modern Latin America from the colonial period through the present with an emphasis on independence movements, nation building, political instability, and Latin American identity.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

AA Specified Elective
Satisfies social science distribution area A requirement or specified elective for the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
  • To give students a greater appreciation and understanding of the history of Mexico and the nations of Central and South America. To relate the significance of the past in those nations to the problems and challenges of today
  • To survey the cultural legacy of the many civilizations of Latin America, both those native to the area and those of European and African origin
  • To introduce the discipline of history and its tools. To learn how historians interpret the past and how to determine their biases and perspectives. To learn how events and ideas are shaped by their historical context. In other words, to literally learn how historians think
  • To explore some of the materials newly available over the Internet and to critically assess their value in doing historical research

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