Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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HST335 History of Central and South America

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course could provide a historical overview of South and Central America from the Incas, the Mayans and the Aztecs to Fidel Castro’s long reign in Cuba. It may also focus on the colonization of America and the 19th century struggles for independence, the impact of slavery on American societies, important figures such as Simon Bolivar, Cortes, Allende, Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, the exploitation of the Amazon rainforest and the cultivation of drugs, among many other themes. It may either cover the whole of Central and South America or zoom in on a particular country.