Fall 2010 - Undergraduate Course Descriptions

Rankin, Monica
Discipline and Number
HIST 3398 Section 001
MW Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Course Title
Colonial Latin American History

Description of Course:

This course is designed to give students an overview of the political, economic, social, and cultural history of Latin America from the pre-Conquest era to the end of Independence (roughly 1821). Broadly speaking, each week’s material will be presented in a chronological fashion, but within those broad chronological divisions, we will be examining material thematically. We will specifically focus on the different themes that affected the way life and society were organized during the colonial period, and how these themes were interrelated.

Required Texts:

Essay Reader: Kenneth Andrien, ed. The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America, SR Books, 2002. ISBN: 0-8420-2888-9

Essay Reader: Lyman Johnson, et. al., eds. The Faces of Honor: Sex, Shame, and Violence in Colonial Latin America, Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1998. ISBN: 0-8263-1906-8.

Primary Document Reader: Richard Boyer, et. al., eds. Colonial Lives: Documents on Latin America History, 1550-1850, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. ISBN: 0-19-512512-6.

Course Requirements/Evaluation Criteria:

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