Liberal Arts > History

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to the History of Mexico
  • Division: Liberal Arts
  • Discipline: History
  • Units (Credits): 3.00

I. Catalog Course Description

Introduces pre-Columbian Mexico, Colonial New Spain and Mexican national history to the present.


II. Course Objectives and Linkage to General Education Program

The purpose of this course is provide a foundation of knowledge that allows students to further their study of Mexico or United States/Mexican relations and/or apply this knowledge to meet their personal and professional needs. The information in the parenthesis after a course objective refers to the specific general education (GE) learning outcome that the objective meets. Objectives without this information are not linked to WNC’s general education program.

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have demonstrated they can:

  1. Exhibit factual knowledge of the social, economic, political and international events that shaped the development of Mexico (GE 1).
  2. Examine and explain significant political, social, and economic changes in Mexican history through the location and evaluation of information including primary and secondary sources (GE 4).
  3. Describe diverse historical and/or contemporary positions on selected democratic values or practices (GE 5).
  4. Demonstrate an appreciation of cultural diversity through an examination of various civilizations (GE 5).
  5. Demonstrate analytical and critical thinking through substantially error-free prose suitable in style and content to the purpose of the document and the audience (GE 2, 6).
  6. Draw a conclusion about a contemporary or enduring issue in Mexican History and support the conclusion with appropriate reasoning and evidence (GE 6).

Scheduled HIST-247 classes:

Fall 2019

There are currently no HIST-247 classes scheduled for this term.