Course Offerings

  • Need a History or CA 4 Gen Ed?

    LLAS 1190 / HIST 1600, Intro to Latin America & the Caribbean  


    Latin America is a complex region in which many different cultures, and forms of government interact.  This class serve as a survey of Latin American history, politics and foreign relations.  It will study how different cultural, political, economic, and environmental trends have shaped Latin America since the early nineteenth century to today.  Throughout the semester we will analyze how the region has changed over time, and we will learn the historical origins of debates, (involving issues such as migration, violence, social justice and economic development) that affect the region today.  This history will be approached from different perspectives in order to offer a general but complex view of the region. CA1-C, CA4

    Seats are still available in HIST 1600  TuTh 2:00-3:15



    LLAS 3607 / HIST 3607, Latin America in the Colonial Period 


    Empires are often thought of as authoritarian political units that spread monolithically through time and space.  This class will revise that understanding of imperial rule by closely examining the complex economic, political, environmental, and cultural trends that shape societies under colonial rule.  Throughout the semester, we will survey the colonial history of the region we now call Latin America from pre-Columbian times to the rise of independent American republics in the first decades of the nineteenth century.  In order to offer a general but complex view of the region, we will approach this history by reading, analyzing and discussing primary and secondary sources. CA1-C, CA4

    TuTh 11:00-12:15pm

    For more information, contact: Rodolfo Fernandez-Criado at

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