Early History of Latin America
7.5 credits cr.
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The course provides a general overview of Latin America’s historical development until the 1930s from both a regional and international perspective. The following topics will be discussed: America before the arrival of the Europeans; the economic, administrative, social and cultural structures of the Spanish and Portuguese colonial systems; the wars of independence in the 19th century; the oligarchic nature of the political systems; and the growth of the export economy up until the 1930s.
ScheduleThe schedule will be available no later than one month before the start of the course. We do not recommend print-outs as changes can occur. At the start of the course, your department will advise where you can find your schedule during the course.
Course literatureNote that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
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