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Advent Semester--2016
Dec 16, 2017
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HIST 125 - The Age of Discovery: Encounter of Two Worlds
The course delves into the intellectual, social and cultural aspects of the Native American/European encounter in what came to be called Latin America in the first century after the arrival of Columbus. It examines such facets as the underlying religious and political legitimation of the Iberian conquests, indigenous responses, and the issue of "othering" and mutual perceptions. It also scrutinizes material and institutional factors such as Spanish imperial and Indian policy, forms of surplus extraction established by the Spanish, and political arrangements embracing native peoples and Europeans.
4.000 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Final Examination, Lecture/Seminar

Social Sciences Division
History Department

Course Attributes:
G4

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications:     
      Sophomore
      First-Year Student

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