Sociology and Anthropology
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

ANTH 302: Peoples and Cultures of Latin America

ANTH 302-001: Peoples/Cultures Latin Amer
(Spring 2017)

01:30 PM to 02:45 PM TR

Buchanan Hall (formerly Mason Hall) D003

Section Information for Spring 2017

This course is designed to offer you a broad knowledge and appreciation of some of the diverse cultures of Latin America.  It is not a survey course.  Instead, we go in-depth into particular regions of Latin America.  At the same time, you are expected to be familiar with where Latin America is as well as where the different countries that comprise it are located. We will examine the ways that different groups in Latin America have participated in and responded to a wide range of processes, such as discovery, conquest, colonialism, extractive economies, migration, modernization, aesthetic currents, development, resistance, urbanization, popular movements, nationalism, tourism, neoliberalism, transnationalism, and globalization. The readings, lectures, and class discussions are intended to encourage you to consider and interrogate theoretical and methodological models and units of analysis that have been used in ethnographic research on and accounts of Latin America.  This is also an opportunity for us to reflect on how we are connected to and affected by what happens in Latin America.  We will be paying special attention throughout the course to indigenous cultural practices and views as integral to dynamics taking placing within Latin America, as well as between Latin America and other parts of the world. 

Satisfies the general education requirement in global understanding.

Non-Western Culture


Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Examines Latin American cultures and selected aspects of historical record. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Global Understanding
Specialized Designation: Non-Western Culture
Recommended Prerequisite: ANTH 114, 60 hours, or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

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