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Latin America




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Course level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of the history of Latin America. Topics include politics, economic development, international relations, and cultural development.



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Pre-Columbian Latin America – 900 to 1492 CE
  • Describe early Latin American civilizations.
  • Compare life in Latin America to life in Europe.

Development of Colonial Latin American Society

  • Explain the roles of religion and economics in the conquest of Latin America.
  • Explain how societal roles developed in Latin American countries.


  • Analyze the influence of revolutionary thought in the development of Latin American countries.
  • Describe common elements of major Latin American revolutions.

Postcolonial Period

  • Describe life in Latin America after colonial rule.
  • Analyze the effects of regional or local rule in Latin America.

Modern Latin America

  • Explain ways in which Latin America has changed in the 20th and 21st centuries.
  • Explain modern Latin America’s role in the global, industrialized world.
  • Explain the role of the United States on the development of Latin America.


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Learn from instructors who bring an average of 25 years of working experience to the classroom.

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Our tuition and fees are competitive and fixed. Also, check to see if your employer will cover you for this course.

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