Latin American History

Latin American History 142A 2 Credits
Latin American History/Honors 142B 2 Credits

Not offered 16.17 This course presents a broad-based survey of Latin American history from Mesoamerican civilizations to the contemporary era.  Students will examine the rich diversity of indigenous peoples, the onset and evolution of colonialism, liberation movements, and twentieth century political and cultural developments.  Throughout the course students will be exposed to critical perspectives and incorporate primary sources. Daily reading assignments in textbook and a primary source reader will be reviewed in class discussion and provide the basis for a variety of individual and group projects.  Active class participation is required for success in this course. Evaluation will be based on a broad range of projects, film critiques, tests and quizzes.  Students will also be required to write an in depth analytical research paper.  

Honors Option:  Honors students will read additional sources as well as completing a term-long independent research project.  Writing assignments will emphasize analysis and synthesis.   


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