Jun 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

HIS 100-01 - Introduction to Historical Inquiry: The Spanish Conquest of America

4 credits (Fall)
This course provides an introduction to issues of historical causation, argumentation, and evidence through the lens of the first major episode of European colonization. In tandem with discussions of historical methods we will examine accounts of Spanish experiences in the Caribbean, in Mexico, and in the Andes. Using primary and secondary sources, students will learn the skills necessary to analyze historical scholarship and be introduced to the various means by which historians conduct research and write about the past.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Silva