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HUM 107 Latin American Thought and Culture (5 credits)



Distribution Area Fulfilled Humanities; General Transfer Elective
Formerly HUMAN 107

Course Description
Examines Latin America through the lens of the humanities. Students will explore the literature, film, music and art of Latin America and how it has been shaped by cultural and geographical diversity, domestic and international politics, religion, social structure, and economics. Team work and research skills will be developed.

Student Outcomes
1. Identify countries and geographic regions of Latin America in order to understand the regional similarities and differences in humanistic expression.
2. Identify and analyze the impact of dictatorships, oligarchy and leftist revolutions on humanistic expression in Latin America.
3. Identify and analyze the impact of indigenous, European, African and Asian cultures on humanistic expression in Latin America.
4. Identify and analyze the religious influences and the role of religion in Latin America in terms of their impact on humanistic expression.
5. Identify and analyze the balance of socio-economic classes in Latin America in terms of its impact on humanistic expression.
6. Identify and analyze the impact of the role of the United States in Latin American politics, agriculture, and industry in terms of its impact on humanistic expression.
7. Synthesize information from the above outcomes to analyze and appreciate Latin American cultural movements and genres, including the “Boom”, magical realism, Liberation Theology, Afro-Antillean poetry, the novel of the dictator, and the Nueva Trova.



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