Mar 03, 2024
ANTH 233 Cultures of Mesoamerica and the Caribbean [GEGA]
A regional, historical and topical survey of Mesoamerica (Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, El Salvador and Honduras) and Caribbean cultures.
Credit 3 hrs May not be repeated for additional credit
Grade Mode Normal (A-F) Course Rotation Fall and Winter (offered irregularly)
Other Restrictions -
Restriction by Major -
Restriction by Class - Undergraduate standing
Rationale for Perspectives on a Diverse World - Mesoamerica and the Caribbean have diverse nations and cultures interacting in the global community that is confronting many of the same major issues as in other world regions. Students explore and compare cultures in both macro-regions, and further compare those cultures with cultures of North America. This course also emphasizes North American political and economical interconnections with Mesoamerica and the Caribbean: how those relationships have influenced the creation and character of national governments, alliances, and conflicts, and grass-roots cultural reactions. By studying Mesoamerican and Caribbean cultures, students learn the diverse ways that cultures create and classify races, classes, and genders, and how these differ from classifications in North America. Students are exposed to culture-specific and cross-cultural patterns in the causes and consequences of social, cultural, and racial intolerance. Students successfully completing this course learn how to analyze and synthesize diverse sources of information to make informed decisions on major issues confronting Mesoamerica, the Caribbean, and other world religions experiencing similar issues.
Keywords: Anthropology, Global Awareness (GEGA)
Updates: Course Rotation added 12/2014
Winter 2024 Course Sections
Fall 2023 Course Sections
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