Aug 21, 2018  
**DRAFT** Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 **DRAFT** 
    
**DRAFT** Undergraduate/Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 **DRAFT**

HIST 161 - History and Culture of Mexico

(3 credits)
This course surveys the history of Mexico from the earliest human inhabitation to the present. It will present different interpretations of the major themes and developments in Mexican history: the ancient civilizations of Mesoamerica, the Spanish conquest and colonization, Mexico’s struggle for independence from Spain, the development of a unique Mexican culture incorporating Hispanic and indigenous traditions, and the quest for modernization and nationhood through reform and revolution. Special attention will be paid to relations between Mexico and the United States, from the Mexican-American War to NAFTA. (CGCL; CHUM; CMCL; CWRT)