INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Winter 2022, Section 001 - Indigenous Communities vs Globalization in South America
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: International Studies (INTLSTD)
Department: LSA II: International and Comparative Studies
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
SS
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
INTLSTD 101.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this class you will learn about the effects of globalization on indigenous communities of South America. Is globalization a good or bad thing for indigenous communities? For example, should we allow transnational corporations to mine indigenous lands? Should foreign organizations, like those from US universities, go and “help” indigenous communities? What about the free flow of goods, ideas, and services through the internet and social media?

This class will provide the theoretical and analytic tools to answer these difficult questions. First, we will explore how indigenous communities construct an identity based on ancient precolumbian cultures and native languages. This does not occur in a vacuum, but is in fact supported by globalized or transnational organizations such as the tourism industry, academia, NGOs, New Age/spiritual movements, evangelical missions, and other foreign projects/entities.

We will Skype in guest speakers from Peru — an indigenous language teacher, a government worker, a machine operator working in the mines, a community organizer, among others — and talk to them about their experiences of current social and economic conditions. We will read articles from magazines and journals, watch documentaries and movies, and discuss and critically analyze how these materials portray the multiple facets of native life, religion, and culture. If you want to travel to South America to study abroad, do an internship, or sight see, this class will provide the broader social, economic, cultural, and historical contexts to deepen your understanding of indigenous societies.

Course Requirements:

Reading assignments and one presentation.

Class Format:

Lectures, discussions, documentaries, interviews with guest speakers from Peru.

Schedule

INTLSTD 385 - International and/or Comparative Topics in the Social Sciences
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
24479
Open
0
4LSA INT'L STUDIES MAJ & MIN
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W 2:30PM - 5:30PM
002 (LEC)
 In Person
37522
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
004 (LEC)
 In Person
37685
Open
27
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
37686
Open
9
 
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W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
007 (DIS)
 In Person
37688
Open
18
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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