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HIST 3620. History of Colonial Latin America. 3 Hours.

A topical study of Latin American history from the conquests of the Aztec and Inca in the sixteenth century until the wars of independence in the nineteenth century. This course assesses the impact of Spanish colonialism (as well as that of the Portuguese) on Native Americans and outlines the evolving institutional bases of life in colonial Latin America, including: colonial politics, society, economies, and culture as well as patterns of resistance and accommodation. Will be taught in a two year consecutive cycle beginning Fall 2016 based upon student demand. Prerequisite: ENGL 2010 (Grade C or higher).