INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Fall 2023, Section 012 - Latin America: Colonial Period
Instruction Mode: Section 012 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/28/23 - 12/6/23 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

When Christopher Columbus and his sailors landed in the Bahamas in 1492, they inadvertently began the largest exchange of peoples, plants, and pathogens the world had ever seen. The ancient and complex societies of the Aztecs, Inkas, and Maya soon confronted the prospect of violent conquest and demographic catastrophe. Spain and Portugal not only claimed vast territory, but began the forced transport of west African peoples to provide labor for agriculture and mining that transformed landscape and society across the Americas.

Colonial Latin America emerged as a hybrid world of wealth and of devastation. This course explores the institutions that secured those inequalities, while tracing stories that reflect life in a diverse empire. You will learn about individual people and places, from nuns like the poet Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz and craftsmen like the Afro-Brazilian sculptor Aleijadinho, to the rebels Tupac Amaru and Micaela Bastidas.

Course Requirements:

There will be an in-class mid-term exam; and a final exam with a take-home component. Grading will also reflect preparation for and participation in discussion.

Intended Audience:

The course is designed for students at all levels, and does not require prior background in history.

Class Format:

It includes two lectures a week, and one discussion section (you may opt for a Spanish-language section)

Schedule

INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
34813
Open
75
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
002 (DIS)
 In Person
34815
Open
25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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M 3:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
003 (DIS)
 In Person
34817
Open
25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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Tu 9:00AM - 10:00AM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
004 (DIS)
 In Person
34818
Open
25
5LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
012 (LEC)
 In Person
25629
Open
72
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
013 (DIS)
 In Person
25630
Open
23
 
-
Tu 3:00PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
014 (DIS)
 In Person
25631
Open
23
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
015 (DIS)
 In Person
25632
Open
15
 
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W 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/28/23 - 12/6/23
Note: Section 015: Spanish Section. Registration for one additional University Course (UC 390) credit available after classes begin.

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