HIS-386   Pre-Columbian Mesoamerica 3 credits

Focusing on the cultural region that includes parts of present day Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, and El Salvador, this course will examine major sedentary societies and empires of Mesoamerica. Through an examination of anthropological, archeological, and historical sources, the course will explore the growth, expansion, decline, and cultural legacies of the Olmec, Mayan, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, and Aztec civilizations.