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Latin American History: Pre-Columbian and Colonial Periods


About the Course:

History 8A-B are general survey courses designed to introduce students to major themes in Latin American history. This course focuses on the diverse histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Mesoamerica, South America, and the Caribbean in the pre-Columbian and colonial periods. Topics include indigenous cultures, Mexica (Aztec) and Inca expansion, Spanish and Portuguese invasion, African diaspora, colonialism, law and legal institutions, religious conversion, trade and economic change, and 18th-century reform.


No pre-requisites have been entered for this course.


View the course’s Canvas page or the instructor’s page for documents: Juan Cobo Betancourt   

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