ANTHRCUL 319 - Latin American Society and Culture
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Issues in Race & Ethnicity
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Anthropology, Cultural (ANTHRCUL)
Department: LSA Anthropology
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
RE, SS
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Description

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. Grading for this course will be asynchronous, based on a weekly reading journal and three essays to be submitted via Canvas throughout the semester on designated dates.

Intended Audience:

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

Class Format:

This course will meet as an on-line seminar at the regularly scheduled course time, requiring synchronous participation. I will make additional on-line office hours available for one-on-one discussion as necessary. This course will use Canvas for all asynchronous online components. Synchronous seminars and meetings with the instructor will be conducted through Zoom. Students should have access to a camera and microphone.

Schedule

ANTHRCUL 319 - Latin American Society and Culture
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001 (LEC)
 Online
16805
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