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Fall 2011-2012
* HIS 303 / LAS 305 (HA)  

Colonial Latin America to 1810

Vera S. Candiani

This course begins with the origins and consolidation of the Aztec, Inca and Iberian polities and ends with the severance of colonial ties. It combines an overview of the political economy of the region over three centuries with a study of how social groups interacted among themselves and with imperial rule over time through accommodation and conflict. We pay special attention to comparisons and contrasts -- centers and frontiers of settlement, urban and rural life, indigenous and African populations, religion and transgression, Portuguese and Spanish models of rule -- and to long-term processes and implications of environmental change.


Sample reading list:
See instructor for complete list

Reading/Writing assignments:
100-200 pages of reading per week. Two short papers; two take-home exams.

Requirements/Grading:
Take Home Mid term Exam - 20%
Take Home Final Exam - 30%
Papers - 30%
Class/Precept Participation - 20%

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
22989 L01 11:00 am - 11:50 am T Th   Frist Campus Center   307   Enrolled:23 Limit:35
P01 10:00 am - 10:50 am T   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:12 Limit:14
P02 7:30 pm - 8:20 pm T   Dickinson Hall   210   Enrolled:10 Limit:14