HIST 251

Conquest and Colonization of Latin America.

History College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

Pre-Columbian civilizations, Iberian exploration and conquest of the New World, and colonial development of Hispanic and Portuguese America from 1492 to 1823.

When Taught

Fall

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Note

Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.

Title

Historical Knowledge of Latin America

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to explain and analyze the major political, economic, social, religious, and cultural characteristics of Spanish and Portuguese colonialism in the Americas between 1492 and 1825.

Title

Research Literature

Learning Outcome

Students will be able to analyze and interpret primary source documents.

Title

Critical Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will analyze historical questions and place them in historiographical context.

Title

Effective Communication

Learning Outcome

Students will gain experience in historical research and improve writing skills.