LAST 170 Introduction to Latin America
Introduction to Latin America offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the ways of life of Latin American peoples, their origins, historical legacies, and current cultural expressions. This course assumes no prior knowledge of Latin America, and incorporates the insights of several disciplines including anthropology, history, political science, economics, cultural studies, literary criticism, and ethnomusicology. The course seeks to comprehend the region from multiple perspectives and to provide a broad conceptual overview of Latin America.
Your teaching assistants help the lecturer in the design of the quizzes, exams, and written exercises. They evaluate all of your quizzes and exams, and lead you in discussion sections where you are expected to participate actively.