IHUM 260

Humanities of Latin America

Comparative Arts and Letters College of Humanities

Course Description

Achievements of Latin American culture regarding art, philosophy, literature, and music from the pre-Columbian era to the present.

When Taught

Fall and Winter

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Title

Critical Thinking and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Learn to think, speak, and write critically about literature (poetry, essay, short story, novel), painting, film, and music and to provide thoughtful and insightful interpretations of major works

Title

Non-Western Culture

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate basic understanding of at least one culture in addition to North American and European cultures

Title

Latin American Experience in the Arts

Learning Outcome

Develop an appreciation for the major racial, social, geographical, and historical challenges of Latin American experience as they are reflected thematically and formally in the arts

Title

Cultural Developments in Latin America

Learning Outcome

Gain a historical understanding of the major cultural developments in modern Latin America and respect for Latin American people and their cultures

Title

Culture and Latin American Identity

Learning Outcome

Understand the vital role culture plays in formulating and promoting Latin American identity and autonomy and in probing universal questions about human experience