Middle and South America

Middle and South America
Environmental, cultural, economic, and political parameters of Latin American societies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 255
Course Outcomes: 

Latin American Impact

To explain the significance of Latin America's increasing impact on the world's economy, as well as the growing Hispanization of the United States and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


To produce geographic writing and exhibit research skills that result in papers that are fluent, relevant, and creative.


To incorporate others' input to effectively enhance Latin American geographic understanding.


To exhibit greater empathy and charity, and show a global perspective that incorporates others' points of view.

Thoughtful Reflection

To translate the gained awareness of Latin America into valid cross-cultural comparisons and nuanced understanding that can be shared with others.

Informed Awareness of Latin American Geography

To articulate an informed awareness of Middle and South America with its interplay of cultures, languages, and/or nations at an international level for both its physical and cultural components.

    • Physical Geography
      To describe the underlying physical "stage" of Latin America in relation to the distributions of people and their activities.
    • Cultural Geography
      To delineate the geographic structure of Latin America's cultural components including languages, ethnic groups, settlement patterns, and religious beliefs.