HIS 2216 Survey of Latin American History

A survey of Latin American history and culture from pre-colonial times to the present, tracing colonial influences, 20th century revolutions, dictatorships and democratic alternatives and the evolution of global economics, U.S. and Organization of American States policies.

Division: Liberal Arts, Communication and Social Sciences
Department: History
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: NONE  


  • Demonstrate reading and comprehension skills by synthesizing the content of scholarly writing on Latin American history and evaluating the effectiveness of written works.
  • Apply knowledge of Latin American history to the understanding of contemporary social, political, and economic issues and trends.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of evolving historical interpretations of major topics and eras in Latin American history.
  • Critically analyze primary source documents (written as well as artifacts and art) in Latin American history and use them to construct well-organized, well-argued historical accounts.

Credit Hours: 3

Classroom Hours: 3