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Imperial Spain, c.1450-1800

HIST 255
Spring 2016
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 250
Certificates: International Relations

Formed from a collection of warring kingdoms in the 15th century, Spain would become the first truly global superpower in the 16th century, with dominions stretching from Europe to the newly "discovered" Americas and even to Asia. By the second half of the 17th century, however, Spain had also become the first "sick man of Europe," an empire in dramatic decline. This course will examine this spectacular rise and fall of the Spanish Empire. Topics will include the Reconquista, the conquest and colonization of the Americas, and Spain's many alliances and rivalries in Europe and around the Mediterranean.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Arcp/Hist)(COL)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

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