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HIST 210 History of Latin America

This course is a survey  of  Latin  American  history  from  the  pre-Columbia  era  to  the  present day. Students will be able to describe the political, economic, cultural, and social development of Latin America and the emergence of a hybrid society that incorporates Iberian, Amerindian, and African cultures and traditions. The course will include the impact of European conquest and colonization on Latin America, the development of independent Latin American nation-states, relations between Latin America and the United States, revolutions in Mexico, Cuba, and Central America, and the challenges facing Latin American democracies.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

ENGL 121

Hours Weekly

3 hours weekly

Course Objectives

  1. Analyze the relationship between local and international events and/or systems and the way in which they have profoundly influenced the course of Latin American history.
  2. Describe the Spanish and Haitian Revolutions: their impetus, impact, and legacies from a global perspective.
  3. Understand the way in which Latin American experiences are shaped by cultural syncretism as evidenced by the fusion of global and indigenous cultures.
  4. Employ historical concepts, methods, and/or theories to understand behavior, institutions, and/or change over time.
  5. Apply introductory research skills that historians use to gather and interpret information.

Course Objectives

  1. Analyze the relationship between local and international events and/or systems and the way in which they have profoundly influenced the course of Latin American history.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • Paper

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC4
    • GC3
  2. Describe the Spanish and Haitian Revolutions: their impetus, impact, and legacies from a global perspective.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments
    • Paper

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC1
  3. Understand the way in which Latin American experiences are shaped by cultural syncretism as evidenced by the fusion of global and indigenous cultures.

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Writing Assignments

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Global Competency Rubric

    Global Competency

    • GC2
  4. Employ historical concepts, methods, and/or theories to understand behavior, institutions, and/or change over time.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Research project

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Social science program rubric

    Program Goal(s)

    Degree: Social Sciences - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

    1. Employ social science concepts, methods, and/or theories to understand behavior, institutions, and/or change over time.

  5. Apply introductory research skills that historians use to gather and interpret information.

    This objective is a course Goal Only

    Learning Activity Artifact

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Research paper

    Procedure for Assessing Student Learning

    • Other (please fill out box below)
    • Social Science Program Rubric

    Program Goal(s)

    Degree: Social Sciences - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

    Apply introductory research skills that social scientists use to gather and interpret information.