Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2021

HST 315 The European Discovery of America and the Encounter with the Native Peoples: 1492 to1581(RLA)

4 hours; 4 credits. A study of the European discovery of America and the conquest of the native peoples up to the establishment of an imperial system in 1581. Emphasis will be placed on the issue of the "discovery" by Columbus in 1492; the impact of America on European thought; the character of the Spanish conquests of the Caribbean, Mexico, and Peru; the role of the Catholic church in Hispanicizing the culture of those regions; and the creation of an imperial system. For History majors and minors this is designated as either a pre-1700 history course or a world history course. Prerequisites: Any 200-level history course and ENG 151.