21A.441 | Spring 2004 | Undergraduate

The Conquest of America


Course Meeting Times

Lectures: 2 sessions / week, 1.5 hours / session

Class Participation (25% of Grade)

You are expected to attend every class and to participate in class discussions. In addition, material will be introduced in lectures and class discussions that does not appear in the readings: you will be responsible for this material in written assignments and the final. Class discussion will account for at least an hour each week.

Papers (50%)

There will be several papers, spaced out over the course of the semester, and as is required for all HASS-Ds, the total pages will exceed 20. Two of the papers will involve the study and interpretation of primary documents. The papers will be due on Lec #4 (Mini-Essay on Las Casas); Lec #7 (Short Research Paper on the Colombian Exchange); Lec #16 (Essay based on the Jesuit Relations Reader); Lec #20 (Comparative Essay); Lec #25 (Essay based on Kuna reader).

Final Exam (25%)

To be given as regularly scheduled exam during exam week.

Course Info

As Taught In
Spring 2004
Learning Resource Types
Lecture Notes
Written Assignments