The Colonial Experience in Latin America to 1808
Units: 1.5, Hours: 3-0
Explores the construction of Latin America from the arrival of Columbus in 1492 until Napoleon I's invasion of Portugal and Spain in 1807-08. Topics include the contribution of Indigenous, European, African and Asian cultures to the evolution of Latin American identities, the fall of the Inka and Aztec states, the evolution of the "plantation complex", and how Catholicism, witchcraft, the commercialization of alcohol and the determination of reformers changed Latin America.
Note: Credit will be granted for only one of 270, 265 (if taken in the same topic).
Undergraduate course in History offered by the Department of History in the Faculty of Humanities.