Hist285/LACS270

This course is offered in the Department of History at Emory University. We will explore the history of Latin America roughly from 1800 to the present from a traveler’s perspective. The continental scale and the diversity of topics that we will examine enable us to literally tour the fascinating history of this region. We will discuss the contexts and consequences of different types of travel, such as migration, scientific explorations, military campaigns, and tourism. Students will examine a wide variety of sources, like travel accounts, maps, postcards, guidebooks, magazines, paintings, and pamphlets. We will also do a final collaborative project that reflects on heritage, memory, and the sites management. Overall, you will develop historical and practical skills that will help you become a better citizen, a better thinker, and a better traveler.