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Adam W Warren
HSTAA 481
Seattle Campus

History of Peru and the Andean Region

Traces the history of Peru specifically and the Andean highlands generally, from Inca times to the present, examining the shifting relationship between peasants, indigenous peoples, and the state. Analyzes historically why modern forms of peasant and indigenous political power differs radically between Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador.

Class description

In this course we will follow the history of Peru specifically and the Andean highlands more generally from Inca times to the twenty-first century, paying particular attention to the complex, shifting relationship between peasant communities, indigenous peoples, and the state. In doing so, we will seek to understand why peasant and indigenous political power in the Andes today differs so radically between Peru and the region's other heavily indigenous nations, Bolivia and Ecuador.

Lecture and discussion format.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Lecture and class discussions.

Recommended preparation

None required.

Class assignments and grading

Map quiz, two papers, midterm, final.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Adam W Warren
Date: 05/03/2011