BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

World History

Western Hemisphere

HIST 063

Paper Course

$ 163.00

required materials $ 10.00

Total: $ 173.00

Instructor: Jason M Herrud MEd
Credits: 0.50

Course Currently Unavailable


This course takes a closer look at the history of the Americas, particularly Latin America. The discussion begins with pre-European America, the conquest of the Aztec and Incan empires, the colonization of Latin America by Spain, and the Latin American independence movement, and concludes with an examination of the issues facing Latin America today. Included in the discussion are the influences the American Revolutionary War, the French Revolution, and the Industrial Revolution had on Latin America. Finally, the course examines World War I and World War II. This is the second course in a three-part World History series (HIST 061, HIST 063, and HIST 065); however, any of these courses may be taken independently of the others.

Course Content:

1. The Ancient Americas
2. The Clash of Two Cultures
3. The American, French, and Industrial Revolutions
4. Changes in Latin America
5. The War to End All Wars
6. World War II
7. Latin America Today
8. Self-Evaluation of the Lesson Activities

Paper Courses:

Assignments for this course can be submitted online or by mail, email, or fax. If you do not have reliable internet access the optional course packet includes bubble sheets to be mailed.


Students are required to either teach an objective to another person or watch a film.