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Charles R. Hale, Director SRH 1.310, 2300 Red River Street D0800, Austin, TX 78712 • 512.471.5551

Spring 2008

LAS 310 • Colonial and 19th Century Latin America Through Film

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
40875 M
3:00 PM-6:00 PM
GAR 0.102

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. Topics to be covered include: visions of conquest, native resistance and accomodation, colonial society, religion, slavery, imperialism, poverty, and rural and urban experiences.

Grading Policy

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


Donald Stevens, Based on a True Story: Latin American History at the Movies, Scholarly Resources, 1998.


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