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Jacqueline Jones, Chair 128 Inner Campus Dr., Stop B7000, GAR 1.104 Austin, TX 78712-1739 • 512-471-3261

Spring 2008

HIS 306n • Film/Hist in Lat Am: Colonial

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Course Description

This course introduces students to selected topics in colonial and 19th century Latin American history and culture through film, readings, documentaries, class discussion and lectures. One goal is to explore significant influences that have molded Latin American history from the conquest through the 19th century. Another is for students to develop their analytical ca[abilities to utilize both visual and written materials as they engage in discussion, write analytical essays and prepare individual projects.

Grading Policy

Discussion 20% Essay 1 20% Essay 2 20% Essay 3 20% Individual Project 20%


5-80 pp of readings per week will be posted on Blackboard Donald Stevens, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies, Scholarly Resources, 1998.


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