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HIST 250A Latin American History - LATN AMERCN HIST

Exploring themes of colonialism, indigenous life, national imaginaries, dictatorships and transitions to democracy through different forms of telling Latin American history. Includes epistolary writing, maps, eyewitness accounts, chronicles, actions, novels, films, built environment and city plans, testimonios, and plays.

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Credits: 3

Status Section Activity Term Mode of Delivery Interval Days Start Time End Time Section Comments Course Requires
In-Person Attendance
HIST 250A 201Lecture2In-Person Tue Thu15:3017:00

This course examines significant historical turning points in Latin America since the Wars of Independence in the early nineteenth century. It explores the political institutions, social movements, revolutions, and economic developments that shaped the cultural, social, political and economic contours of the region. In addition to identifying larger historical watersheds, it pays attention to broader cultural impacts and to competing constructions of national identity. Its concern is with race, class and gender and their influences on the daily lives of ordinary people. HIST 250A will introduce students to the methods of historical practice, including primary-source analysis, historical writing, library and research skills, and public history.