Jan 18, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

LATI 181 - Introduction to Latin America

Cross-Listed as HIST 181  
This course offers a general survey of the complex and heterogeneous region we somewhat reductively term Latin America. It follows a roughly chronological approach, beginning with the eve of encounter and continuing through the contemporary era. Discussions will consider themes such as the institution and legacy of colonialism, the search for new national identities, and the onset of modern racial and political strife. The course will emphasize the import of global economic, political, and cultural trends on the formation of the region. Offered every year. (4 Credits)