Your grade in this course is based on four assignments:

  1. Reading responses. (25%) Each class period will begin with a five minute response to one of the day’s readings. These will also be used to track attendance.

  2. Exam 1. (25%) October 2nd. This exam will cover the preconquest and conquest periods.

  3. La Otra Conquista Critique. (25%) October 23. Students will write a formal essay critiquing the filme La Otra Conquista. Students will use assigned readings to critique the film.

  4. Exam 2. (25%) December 11. This exam will cover the maturation and dissolution of the Spanish and Portuguese Empires in the Americas.