Indians, Spaniards & Creoles || HY 247

Instructor: Pamela Murray
Time: M/W/F 11 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Level:  Undergraduate

Learn about the multiracial, multicultural origins of one of the world’s most diverse and dynamic centers of human civilization: Latin America. This introductory course surveys key developments during the region’s 300-plus years of Iberian (Spanish & Portuguese) colonialism, from 1492 through c. 1821. It highlights the effects of Iberian norms & values, government and religion; the nature of Iberian-Indian relations; impact of the slave trade and racial mixture; and, above all, the genesis of new hybrid societies. It combines lectures, reading, and film-viewing with regular class discussion.

The course requires two books: Burkholder & Johnson's Colonial Latin America (2015 or 2019 edition) & Andrien, ed., The Human Tradition in Colonial Latin America (Rowman & Littlefield, 2013).

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