- Code HIST2230
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Politics and International Relations
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest History
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr John Minns
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2019
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This course provides an overview of the conquest and colonisation of Latin America. It does so in the context of the major theoretical perspectives and controversies surrounding this process. Topics dealt with will include the nature of two pre-Columbian empires - the Aztecs and the Incas, the motivations for the conquest, the dynamics of settler societies, theoretical perspectives on colonisation and the rise of the west and key political and economic structures of colonial Latin America. These topics are dealt with in terms of the Implications of each for Latin America today.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- be able to evaluate the major perspectives on the conquest and colonisation of Latin America;
- have a basic knowledge of several of the societies that existed before 1492 and of how their interaction with European societies shaped the political economony and future history of Latin America;
- have a basic knowledge of the political and economic structures of early colonial Latin America; and
- have considered how these structures influenced the future course of Latin American society.
- A 2,500 word research essay assignment (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Two book reviews (2 x 20%), each of 750 words (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- One, in-class test (20) [LO 2,3]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time over 12 weeks
An electronic reading "brick" will be provided
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