This semester I am excited to learn about a variety of things related to Colonial Latin American history. I think that it will be interesting to be able to go really in-depth in this world, which isn’t something that I have been able to do in my past history classes. I remember a world history class that I took in high school that literally covered millions of years. While the patterns of history that we explored were interesting, the class didn’t allow us to learn about any specific details of a given time. In this class, I think that the opposite will be true, and I’m excited to learn about people, places, and events that I haven’t before.
More specifically, I’m excited to learn about the various revolutions that occurred during this era, because I think that these especially are ignored in other history classes. Events like Mexico’s independence, the Haitian Revolution, and people like Simon Boliver were instrumental in forming the world that we know today, but I don’t know that much about them, especially when compared to my knowledge of similar events in other regions of the world. I think that this class will broaden my knowledge of our world’s history, and I’m excited for that to happen.