ANTHRCUL 319 - Latin American Society and Culture
Section: 001 Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This course examines the cultures and societies of contemporary Latin America, a vast and varied region with more than twenty countries spread over one and a half continents that have developed over more than 500 years of history. We will cultivate an awareness of the particularities of local ways of life while searching for shared themes and histories that in some ways unite the many societies of this vast region.

Topics covered include: race, ethnicity, and national identity; indigenous rights and citizenship; religion and religious change; gender issues; class and economic development; and immigrant communities within Latin America. By the end of this course you should have a grasp of the various countries and regions that make up Latin America; the most important social divisions within those regions; and the nature of current developments in Latin American societies.

Course Requirements:

As a student, you will be expected to keep up with reading and writing assignments and to participate actively in lectures and discussions. Grades will be based on engagement with the weekly readings, regular attendance and participation in lectures and class discussions, an oral presentation, and three short papers.

Intended Audience:

This is an introductory course on the region, with no prerequisites other than a desire to learn new things.

ANTHRCUL 319 - Latin American Society and Culture
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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