HUM-154 - Latin American Civilization and Culture

Students will explore the history of Latin America from pre-Columbian times through the present using historical documents: journals, diaries, codices, etc. The origins of indigenous Latin American cultures and their adaptations to and influence on Western cultures will be examined. The impact of Spanish conquest and colonization on these groups will be traced through modern times, and their influence on contemporary Latin American society, as well as on immigrants living in the United States. Political, economic and social factors will be considered along side literature, art and music. Classroom instruction takes place in English. Students may choose to read some supplementary texts in English or in Spanish. Lecture three hours per week. This course applies to the IAI General Education Core Curriculum Fine Arts and Humanities package
Academic Level
Credit
Subject
Humanities
Department
Arts & Sciences Administration
Credits
3
Prerequisites
None
Corequisites
None
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