Cross-listed with: HIST250. Credit only granted for: LASC250, HIST250, OR LACS250. Formerly: LASC250. Introductory survey of the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian cultures to the beginning of the wars for independence (ca. 1810), covering cultural, political, social, and economic developments. Major themes include conquest, colonialism, indigenous culture, African slavery, religion, race and ethnicity, and gender ideologies.