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ANTH 401A - Contemporary Latin American Society

(3 units) CO10
Survey of the structural features of Latin American society from the time of Luso-Hispanic contact to the present; emphasis upon cultural pluralism within national structures, race relations and processes of social change. 

Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Odd Years
Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to discuss the varied aspects of Latin American history and different patterns of settlement, colonization and nation building (examining the Luso, Hispanic and French traditions and impacts on the region).
2. Students will be able to critically articulate contemporary Latin American issues within the context of the region’s history and globalization.
3. Students will be able to analyze the unique formation of Latin American identities expressed in its syncretic religions and the heritage of its peoples (African, European, and indigenous).
4. Students will be able to assess the causes and consequences of globalization vis-à-vis Latin America as it pertains to the environment, migration, and indigenous peoples.
5. Students will be able to demonstrate their understanding of Latin American regional diversity and how it is situated in the global geo-political scenario.


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