Introduces students to Hispanic American cultures and literatures from the pre-Columbian period through the Spanish and Portuguese conquest, the Baroque, and up to the wars of Independence. Examines literary texts as well as other written documents (such as cartas, requerimientos, relaciones, declaraciones, etc.). Integrates readings from literature, anthropology, history, and art history among others. Analyzes the colonial period with the view of understanding the formation of present-day social injustices. Critical examination of the encounters between the European and the indigenous peoples of the Americas and the consequences of these encounters. (Not offered 2017-18).
Prerequisite: Spanish 306.
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