HILA 1501: Introductory Seminar in Latin American History

Intended for first- or second-year students, this course introduces the study of history. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major history.

HILA 2001: Colonial Latin America, 1500-1824

Introduces major developments and issues in the study of Latin American history from Native American societies on the eve of the Spanish Conquest to the wars of national independence in the early 19th century.

HILA 2002: Modern Latin America, 1824 to Present

Introduces the history of Latin America from national independence in the early 19th century to the present.

HILA 2110: Latin American Civilization

Latin American Civilization

HILA 2201: The History of the Caribbean

The History of the Caribbean

HILA 3031: Mexico From Conquest to Nation

Studies Mexican history from 1519 to 1854, emphasizing Spanish/Indian relations, problems of periodization in cultural, economic, and social history, the state and the church in public life, the significance of national independence, and regional variation in all of these subjects.

HILA 3032: Mexico, Revolution and Evolution, 1854 to Present

Studies Mexican history since the wars of reform in the 1850s. The Revolution, 1910-1920, its origins and meaning for modern Mexico, is the centerpiece. Topics include political ideas, church and state, the growth of nationalism and the state, economic changes, urbanization, land reform, and the intractable problem of inequality in the 20th century.

HILA 3051: Modern Central America

Studies the history of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador from 19th century fragmentation, oligarchic, foreign, and military rule, to the emergence of popular nationalisms.

HILA 3061: History of Modern Brazil

Explores Brazilian history from Independence to the present day. Through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach, the course examines the legacy of slavery, the importance of popular culture, and debates over national identity in the making of a distinctively ambiguous Brazilian 'modernity,' broadly understood.

HILA 3071: History of Colonial Brazil

This three-hundred level class will provide students from the History department with the intellectual tools to understand the History of early Brazil in a comparative and transnational way. The class places Brazil in the broader context of Atlantic, underlining contacts with Africa and establishing comparisons with other colonial experiences throughout the Atlantic from the sixteenth to the nineteenth centuries.

HILA 3111: Public Life in Modern Latin America

Introduces the forces shaping the emerging nations of Latin America since independence, emphasizing the dynamic reproduction of hierarchies that correspond to the patrimonial, aristocratic, and populist legitimization of social, cultural, and political relations in city life.

HILA 3201: History of the Caribbean, 1500-2000

The Caribbean is a region of the Atlantic world bounded by Central America and the north of South America, and by an arc of islands which runs from Trinidad in the south, to the Bahamas in the north, and Cuba in the west. This course surveys its history from the pre-Columbian era to the present, with special emphasis on the Anglophone territories. It is at the same time an introduction to the intellectual history of the region, since readings are chosen almost exclusively from within its traditions.

HILA 4501: Seminar in Latin American History

The major seminar is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the seminar. Seminar work results primarily in the preparation of substantial (ca. 25 pp. in standard format) research paper. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.

HILA 4511: Colloquium in Latin American History

The major colloquium is a small class (not more than 15 students) intended primarily but not exclusively for history majors who have completed two or more courses relevant to the topic of the colloquium. Colloquia are most frequently offered in areas of history where access to source materials or linguistic demands make seminars especially difficult. Students in colloquia prepare about 25 pages of written work distributed among various assignments. Some restrictions and prerequisites apply to enrollment. See a history advisor or the director of undergraduate studies.

HILA 4591: Topics in Latin American History

Topics courses are small, discussion-oriented classes available to any student with sufficient background and interest in a particular field of historical study. Offered irregularly, they are open to majors or non-majors on an equal basis.

HILA 4701: The Inquisition in Spain and Latin America

Explores the history of the ecclesiastical court dedicated to the eradication of heresy in early modern Spain, its impact on culture, religion and social behavior. History majors may submit written work and write exams in English; Spanish majors are expected to write in Spanish. Cross-listed with SPAN 4701. Prerequisite:At lest on 4000 level Spanish course.

HILA 4993: Independent Study in Latin American History

In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of a faculty member any student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study designed to explore a subject not currently being taught or to expand upon regular offerings. Independent Study projects may not be used to replace regularly scheduled classes. Open to majors or non-majors.

HILA 7001: Colonial Latin America

A readings course open to graduate students with a reading knowledge of Spanish.