Course Detail
Units:
3.0
Course Components:
Lecture
Enrollment Information
Requirement Designation:
International Requirement & Humanities Exploration
Course Attribute:
Humanities Exploration
International Requirement
Description
Intellectual Traditions – Latin America. Through literature, philosophy, film, art, and artifacts, this course explores some of the intellectual traditions of Latin American cultures, including those of indigenous and other marginalized peoples. Looking for commonalities as well as divergences, the course creates a dialogue between Latin American ideas, values, and culture, and those of what is commonly referred to as “The West”. Issues addressed may include, but are not limited to: political theories, societal values, the role of family, attitudes toward nature, religious and spiritual beliefs, gender roles, the effects of European colonialization, and the historical concept of “western civilization”.