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2017-2018 Catalog Year
HIST-247: Introduction to the History of Mexico

General Information

  • Name: Introduction to the History of Mexico
  • Discipline: History
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: (Courses with numbers 100 to 299) This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Liberal Arts
  • Prerequisites: None

Course Outline

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 2017

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