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SPA 202: Intermediate Spanish

Intermediate Spanish: Focus on Christopher Columbus

"Landing of Columbus" (12 October 1492), painting by John Vanderlyn












Purpose of this Guide

This guide is intended to get you thinking about:

  • what you have been taught about Christopher Columbus;
  • the social, economic and environmental impact that Columbus had on the communities he encountered;
  • how historical thinking evolves as society changes.

The primary sources, books and journal articles that are suggested in this guide provide a late 20th and 21st century understanding of who Christoper Columbus was and the long-term impact his travels had on American history.


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