ANTH 11 Latin American Cultures and Societies (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
Comprehensive and critical analysis of the cultures and traditions of the peoples of Latin America. Critical in-depth study of contemporary society and political systems, inter-ethnic relations, traditional medical and healing methodologies, religion and sorcery. Analysis of the development of Latin American cultures and the impact of civilization on its peoples. Emphasis on the way of life in Latin American cities, barrios, and villages.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Recognize, understand, and appreciate the non- western values and culture in the contemporary indigenous societies of Latin America and their direct influences on Latino communities in the US
- Outcome 2: Analyze, understand and evaluate the cultural and historical perspectives of the contemporary peoples of Latin America
- Outcome 3: Research, understand, and evaluate the traditional medicinal systems in Latin America and their influences to the Latino health perspectives in the US
- Outcome 4: Analyze and understand the role of the indigenous people in the history, social, structure, economics, politics, and culture of Latin America
- Outcome 5: Explain the dynamics of interaction between indigenous people and the dominant societies.
- Outcome 6: Recognize and evaluate the role of religion and philosophy in Latin America, identifying the cultural influences that make up their syncretic religions.
- Outcome 7: Analyze and understand the main issues, themes, and debates concerning the history of women and gender in Latin America