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LAH 3424:  (FC) Aztecs/Incas/Mayas

Course Description for (FC) Aztecs/Incas/Mayas

LAH3424: (FC) Aztecs/Incas/Mayas
This course is an introduction to the history of Mesoamerica and the Andes prior to 1492. Special attention will be given to the historical development of the Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations; however, the course will also emphasize the importance of other peoples and cultures such as the Olmecs, Toltecs, Mochica, Chimu and Muisca. Through a careful examination of archaeological and historical evidence, this course will examine major political, religious, and economic changes in the Americas before the arrival of Europeans.