Quest for Empire in Latin America

3.00 crs.

Knowledge & Values: History I

This course looks at both the unifying & divisive forces of empire in Latin America in the Modern Period (1492-2016). Starting with the discovery of the New World and the Spanish Empire as a model for what evolved and came later and then ending with the two paradigms of the supposed universalism of capitalism and democracy, the course seeks to illuminate the underlying issues and structural forces down to the present day as a way to see what is in store for Latin America culture in the future.

Course Prerequisite

Course Cross-listing

Course Corequisite