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HIS32200 - Colonial Latin America, 1492-1898 (Audit) - 2017

This module examines the history of Colonial Latin America from the Columbian discovery of the New World in 1492 to the end of Spanish dominion in the Americas in 1898. It provides an outline of both the Portuguese and Spanish imperial enterprises from the earliest explorations to the establishment of colonial societies wholly different from their Spanish and Portuguese counterparts. While this course is chronological, it also approaches the subject thematically, including: early explorations, indigenous America, representations of America in Europe, slavery, mining, trade, colonial society, and the independence movements of the nineteenth century.

Dates Time Venue/Location Fee €
25 Jan 2018 to 27 Apr 2018 13:00 Belfield


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Semester 2

Level 3

Lectures: Thursdays, 13:00 - 14:00 and Fridays, 10:00 - 11:00

No Tutorials.


If you are taking this module for credit, please take note of the dates below:

Term dates for revision:  Saturday, 28 April - Sunday, 6 May             

Term dates for exams:    Tuesday, 8 May – Saturday, 19 May

Open Learning Fee (audit only) €350 per module

Open Learning Fee (with assessment) €500 per 5 credit module


Upgrading from audit to credit:  You may upgrade from being an audit student to a credit student up to three weeks into term. Please note, however, that you can't change back to being an audit student - if you decide not to complete the assignments and/or sit the exams, this will appear on your academic record.


There are no concessions available for Open Learning modules.


Refunds may in some instances be available for extenuating circumstances, such as serious illness, within two weeks of the start of the module.  Requests for refunds must be submitted in writing, with supporting documents where appropriate.

Dr Edward Collins