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Latin America
LATIN AMER
CLASS CODE: HIST 340 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: LANGUAGE & LETTERS
DEPARTMENT: HISTORY, GEOGRAPHY, POLITICAL SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

DESCRIPTION: A survey of Hispanic History from the conquest to the Present day; selected cultural topics. Several basic political and economic issues covered as well.
TAUGHT: Fall 2004, Summer 2005
CONTENT AND TOPICS: We shall review basic text book material and discuss the Conquista, the Administration of the Colonies under Spain, relations with Europe and some of the leading Liberators and Caudillos. The ongoing relationship of Latin America will also be of concern. Some cultural discussion.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Know the basic political, social events of Latin America from 16th-21st century and be able to tell why they're important.
Improve oral presentation skills.
Acquire basic research skills for doing research in Latin American history.
Improve summarizing skills.
Strengthen knowledge and understanding of Latin American issues by debating political events issues.
Strengthen analytical skills.
Summarize and apply a general social-political hypothesis or concept to a specific Latin American event.
REQUIREMENTS: Students will be required to read 1,000+ evaluated pages, write a 10 page paper, give an oral presentation using Power Point, and know the basic work of 25 significant scholars in the field.
PREREQUISITES: No prerequisites, but students are encouraged to have AmHer 170, Hist 201-202 and Hist 300. All students in 300 level courses will be expected to know how to research, write and document a basic historical essay.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001