HI 104 - History of Latin America
This course surveys Latin-American history from pre-colonial times to the present. It includes an examination of the heritage of pre-Columbian indigenous cultures, Spanish colonialism, and the various patterns of national independence. The present condition of Latin America in the modern-world system is analyzed in relation to imperialism and dependency that is blocking further development, as well as the various efforts of Latin-American countries to free themselves from this dependency. A research paper is required.