HIS-3040 Ancient Civilizations of the New World

3 credits

Prerequisite: None.

This interdisciplinary course traces the indigenous development of civilization in the Americas from the time of the first settlers over 10,000 years ago, through the development of agriculture and towns, to the advanced civilizations that were destroyed by European colonialism in the sixteenth century. Although we will focus on the civilizations of Mexico and Central America, the high cultures of South America and southern North America will be investigated as well. Meets Part III of the GECC.