At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :
By the end of this instruction, students will be aware of the evolution and present perspectives of the region's historiography, the accent being put on the principal lines of historical development as they emerge from the major currents of historical research. This historiography is far from unanimous in the questions it asks.
The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
- The cultural reality of pre-Columbian peoples;
- The effect of discovery and conquest;
- The situation and rôle of cities during the colonization period;
- The stakes of independence processes;
- The crisis of the years 1920-1930.
This historical exploration seeks to identify elements for undertstanding the present, involving three components of Latin American identity : being indigenous, being urban and being a citizen.
The course should be an occasion for sharing both historical information and open discussion of analysis.
The course sessions are concentrated in a three week period, starting the last days of April every year.