Lean Sweeney

Assistant Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Department of History
Office location and address
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
HILA 1501: Introductory Seminar in Latin American History
Credits: 3
Intended for first- or second-year students, this course introduces the study of history. Seminars involve reading, discussing, and writing about different historical topics and periods, and emphasize the enhancement of critical and communication skills. Several seminars are offered each term. Not more than two Introductory Seminars may be counted toward the major history.
HILA 3051: Modern Central America
Credits: 3
Studies the history of Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and El Salvador from 19th century fragmentation, oligarchic, foreign, and military rule, to the emergence of popular nationalisms.
HILA 3559: New Course in Latin American History
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of Latin American History.
HILA 4993: Independent Study in Latin American History
Credits: 1–3
In exceptional circumstances and with the permission of a faculty member any student may undertake a rigorous program of independent study designed to explore a subject not currently being taught or to expand upon regular offerings. Independent Study projects may not be used to replace regularly scheduled classes. Open to majors or non-majors.