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HIS 249 Latin Amer Colonialism

This is a survey of indigenous civilizations, highlighting Maya, Aztec, and Inca cultures, both before and after the Spanish/Portuguese conquest and colonization. The course examines European national rivalries and colonial institutions, including the Catholic Church, the encomienda, and enslavement of Africans, to assess their impact on Latin-American development. The course is a preparatory course designed for majors and Social Studies concentrators, emphasizing enhanced development of analytical and research skills. Open to HIS/POS majors and Social Studies concentrators, or with permission of the instructor. (L03)