2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook 
    Jun 14, 2024  
2021-2022 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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LAS 101 - Introduction to Latin American Studies

Credits: 3
Interdisciplinary introduction to the culture, history, and political economy of contemporary Latin America; examines topics such as colonialism and independence, values and social structures, political institutions, and economic relations in the region; presents an overview of the history and conditions of U.S. Latinos.

Student Learning Outcomes
  1. Understand the historical situations that contributed to form the political, economic, and cultural conditions of contemporary Latin America.
  2. Analyze and compare the current political and economic realities of different areas and countries in Latin America.
  3. Develop an understanding of Latin American intellectual, cultural, and religious traditions.
  4. Understand the traditional and changing roles played by race, gender, and sexuality in Latin American societies.
  5. Explore and understand the issues and realities facing Latino populations in the U.S.

Prerequisite: None

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