Feb 29, 2024  
College Catalog 2023-2024 
    
College Catalog 2023-2024

HIST 181 - Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean

Cross-Listed as LATI 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. Meets the global and/or comparative history requirement. Can count towards “Colonization and Empire,” or “Race and Indigeneity,” or “Latin American/Caribbean” fields. Offered every year. (4 Credits)