HIST 382

Latin American History I: To 1910

4 Undergraduate credits
Effective May 15, 2007 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course surveys the key themes and developments in Latin American History from ancient times to 1910. It is divided into three parts: The first introduces the history of indigenous Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean before conquest. The second covers the three hundred years of Spanish and Portuguese rule. The third examines the century of struggle for sovereignty and equality, after independence.

Prerequisites

Learning outcomes

General

  • Understands the nature of European imperial rule, indigenous uprisings, and democratic national revolutions in Latin American history to 1910, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Understands the nature of internal inequalities based on race, gender, and class in modern Latin American history, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Understands the role of extractive colonialism in Latin American history to 1910, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.
  • Understands the roots of underdevelopment in Latin American history to 1910, consistent with the analytical and expressive complexity and sophistication that are distinctively characteristic of upper-division courses completed at a comprehensive university.

Minnesota Transfer Curriculum

Goal 5: History and the Social and Behavioral Sciences

  • Employ the methods and data that historians and social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human condition.
  • Examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods and cultures.
  • Use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories.
  • Develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues.

Goal 8: Global Perspective

  • Describe and analyze political, economic, and cultural elements which influence relations of states and societies in their historical and contemporary dimensions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.
  • Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.
  • Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.