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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HIST 468 - History of the Andean Nations

(3 S.H.)

This course provides students with an in-depth examination of the history of the Andean nations of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia from pre-Hispanic times to the present. Emphasis will be placed on the development of an indigenous culture’s adaptation to their environment; the emergence of sophisticated urban traditions and cultures; the growth of the Inca empire; the encounter with the Spanish in the 16th century; the evolution of a unique Andean culture; the growing conflicts within the imperial system that led to independence; the quest for nationhood and modernization in the 19th century; and the rise of populism, social reformers, militarism, drug trafficking, and other current challenges. Grade only.

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