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|Discipline and Nbr:
Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean
|Units||Course Hours per Week|| ||Nbr of Weeks||Course Hours Total
|Maximum||3.00||Lecture Scheduled||3.00||17.5 max.||Lecture Scheduled||52.50
|Minimum||3.00||Lab Scheduled||0||6 min.||Lab Scheduled||0
| ||Contact DHR||0|| ||Contact DHR||0
| ||Contact Total||3.00|| ||Contact Total||52.50
| ||Non-contact DHR||0|| ||Non-contact DHR Total||0
Title 5 Category:
AA Degree Applicable
Grade or P/NP
00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As:
| ||Total Out of Class Hours: 105.00||Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50||
An interdisciplinary exploration of cultural and intellectual endeavors in both Latin America and the Caribbean. The course will explore the cultural contributions of racial or ethnic groups, focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature and philosophical/religious thought within a cultural context of the combined area of the Caribbean and Latin America. Materials may be presented either chronologically or thematically.
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Schedule of Classes Information
An interdisciplinary exploration of cultural and intellectual endeavors in both Latin America and the Caribbean focusing on the visual arts, music, drama, film, literature, and philosophical/religious thought.
(Grade or P/NP)
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION
Major Applicable Course
Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
|Associate Degree:||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
|CSU GE:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||C2||Humanities||Fall 2003||
|IGETC:||Transfer Area|| ||Effective:||Inactive:
| ||3B||Humanities||Fall 2003||
|CSU Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
|UC Transfer:||Transferable||Effective:||Fall 2003||Inactive:||
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1 Analyze representative works of the visual arts, film, drama, music,
literature, and/or philosophy/religion from culturally diverse
groups within Latin America and the Caribbean.
2. Relate works to their historical and/or cultural context.
3. Compare and contrast the cultural experiences and cultural
expressions of three or more cultural groups in Latin America and
4. Participate in cultural activities outside of class by attendance at
museum visits, lectures, forums, performances, films, poetry
readings, etc. as well as scheduled field trips.
5 Examine their own ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences in
comparison with the ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences of other
cultural or ethnic groups in Latin America and the Caribbean.
6. Demonstrate in writing the ability to analyze, compare and contrast,
to weigh arguments, to examine values, and to integrate materials
from several disciplines.
Topics and Scope
1. The course will focus on representative primary works of visual art,
music, film, drama, literature and philosophy/religion which
represent a variety of cultural expressions in the Caribbean and
Latin America from the earliest indigenous cultures to the present
2. The course will address major theoretical or analytical issues
relevant to understanding the meaning of and dynamic interactions
between race, ethnicity and gender in the Caribbean and Latin
3. In addition, the course may examine how issues of class, sexual
orientation, age, religion, or disability impact cultural expression
or cultural participation in the Caribbean and Latin America.
4. Works which are chosen will be studied within their historical
and/or cultural context.
5. The course may be structured either thematically or chronologically.
6. The course may be team taught or supplemented by lectures or
presentations from a variety of disciplines related to the study of
the Caribbean and Latin American cultures.
1. Careful reading and analysis of assigned primary texts.
2. Reading assignments related to establishing historical or cultural
3. Examinations, including quizzes, mid-term, final, and/or take-home
4. Written essays requiring students to analyze representative works of
literature, visual art, music, drama, film, or philosophy/religion.
5. Written essays requiring students to compare and contrast; examine
ideas, values, beliefs, and experiences; and/or to integrate two or
6. Participation in cultural activities, including museum visits,
concerts, poetry readings, lectures, and field trips (optional field
7. Creative projects (optional, depending on instructor).
Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Representative Textbooks and Materials:
|Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.||Writing
30 - 60%
|Written homework, term papers||
|Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.||Problem Solving
0 - 0%
|Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.||Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
|Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.||Exams
30 - 50%
|Multiple choice, true/false, matching items, short answer and essay exams||
|Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.||Other Category
10 - 30%
|Field trips, cultural activities, and/or creative projects||
Latin American Studies
Rattlesnake. Arias, Arturo, Higgins, Sean, and Robbins, Jill. 2003.
Contemporary Maya Spirituality: The Ancient Ways Are Not Lost. Molesky-Poz, Jean.
Exploring Mesoamerica (Places in Time). Pohl, John M.D. 2000.
Narrative Mixtec Ceramics of Ancient Mexico. Pohl, John M.D. 2007.
The Legend of Lord Eight Deer: An Epic of Ancient Mexico, Pohl, John M.D. 2002.
Freedoms Given, Freedoms Won: Afro-Brazilians in Post Abolition Sao Paulo and Salvador. Butler, Kim D. 1998.
I, Rigoberta Menchu: An Indian Woman in Guatemala. Menchu, Rigoberta, Burgos-Debray, Elisabeth, and Wright, Ann. 1987.
The Rigoberta Menchu Controversy. Stoll, David and Arias, Arturo. 2001.