HIST 261: Colonial Latin American
Degree Requirements: F3 F9
Major Requirement: History of Latin America
This course surveys the history of Latin America in the period before the Revolutions of Independence (before 1810). After studying the
Native American (principally Aztec, Inca, Chibcha and Maya) and European (Spanish and Portuguese) civilizations that shaped the
formation of colonial Latin American history, the conquest, the institutions and the social history/movements during this historical period
will be addressed in a thematic fashion.