Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option
Description: This course provides a framework for interpreting the history of the Americas, from the 19th century into the 21st century. This survey examines the independence movements and the development of autonomous nation states throughout the Americas. Emphasizing the comparative history of these societies, the course traces Roman Catholic Church-state relations, the constitutional history of Latin American nations in relation to California, the United States, and Canada, including 20th century constitutional reforms. The course also outlines economic shifts, involving the expansion of agricultural commodity production, global commerce, and industrialization. Finally, the course highlights international relations among nations in the Western Hemisphere, the Cold War, and the impact of modernization theory. This general education course is designed for both history majors and the general transfer student.
This course can help you earn the following degree(s) or certificate(s):