Introduction to Latin America, HIST 075
An introduction to 500 years of Latin American history using popular stories and myths to explore source documentation and historical evidence. Analyzes of the multiple versions of truth that can constitute the history and collective consciousness of a people. Source material includes written texts, film, and music.
Spring Quarter 2017
Instruction start date: April 3, 2017
Instruction end date: June 9, 2017
Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Riverside, History
Course Credit:Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.
If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.
General Education: IV - Arts and Humanities & VII - Multicultural Studies
Major Preparation: May be accepted for major upon petition
Major Requirement: May be accepted for major upon petition
UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Historical Analysis
Major Preparation: 1 lower division History Preparation for the Major
Units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: Breadth Requirement
Major Preparation: History, Latin American Studies
UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted depending on major/PofC/AS;
TMC - Clears one TMC HUMANITIES/CULTURE GE requirement;
Sixth - NAHR GE;
ERC Regional Specilaization;
UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area E after petition
UC Santa Cruz:
General Education: CC
Major Requirement: Satisfies a course in the Americas and Africa region for the history major
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Course Meeting Requirements
There will be a weekly synchronous discussion section online. Schedule TBD.
More About The Course
This class will give you an introduction to Latin American history and studies from its colonial origins to independence and the modern history of the peoples of Latin America, and it will introduce you to how this history was written and woven and continues to determine the present of Latin America, as we read about it in the newspapers and experience it today. We will use different types of media – feature films, documentaries, narratives, memoirs, journal entries, newspaper articles, and music to understand the past and how it contributes to writing the present.
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