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Mexican History and Visual Culture from Conquest to the Present

HIST 297
Fall 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: LAST 257, ARHA 297
Certificates: International Relations

This course offers an introduction to Mexico's history from the conquest of indigenous empires to the present, paying special attention to how images and visual culture--from the Virgin of Guadalupe to patriotic parades to lucha libre--not only reflected, but also shaped, Mexican society and its political development. Through this lens, we explore the construction and unraveling of the colonial system, the emergence of the nation, the upheaval of the first major social revolution of the 20th century and its aftermath, and contemporary events. In addition to providing an introduction to major historical phenomena and debates, this course also familiarizes students with methods for using visual materials to understand and interpret the past.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(HIST-MN)(HIST)(LAST)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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