University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Feb 09, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023
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ANTH 611C - Peoples and Cultures of the Amazon

(3 units)
An introduction to the Amazon region, its peoples and cultures, from pre-history to the present. Examines ecology, conservation, and development from regional and global perspective.

Grading Basis: Graded
Units of Lecture: 3
Offered: Every Fall - Even Years

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. articulate in writing or, if called upon, verbally compare and contrast the diversity of cultures in lowland South America, Amazon region.
2. demonstrate in writing or, if called upon, verbally summarize the recent archaeological findings and ethnohistory and evaluate the effect of Euro-American colonialism.
3. demonstrate in writing or, if called upon verbally, an understanding of the principles of regional ecology as it relates to local and regional adaptations of the Amazon societies.
4. evaluate Amazonia’s prospects and challenges vis-vis conservation, development and globalization.


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