SRJC Course Outlines

5/27/2024 11:58:37 PMINTDIS 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2003

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  INTDIS 4Title:  CULTURE IN LA/CARIBBEAN  
Full Title:  Culture & Values in Latin America & the Caribbean
Last Reviewed:2/24/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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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.


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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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)

Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 2003
Global Perspective and Environmental Literacy
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 2003
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 2003
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 2003Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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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
     the Caribbean.
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 racial 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
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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.

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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
   more disciplines.
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.
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, Fml. Lec. When Comb. Classes
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

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Latin American Studies
Representative Texts:
Historical Narratives:
The Conquest of Eden 1493 - 1515  Michael Paiewonsky 1993
Eduardo Galeano:  The Memory of the Fire Norton 1998
Bernal Diaz:  The Diaries of Hernan Cortez
Broken Spears The Aztec Account of the Conquest of America: 1992ed.
 Miguel Leon Portilla
Barthleme de las casas:  The Devastation of the Indes 1992
Rodo:  Ariel 1998ed
Narrative of the Incas:  Juan de Batanzas 1996
The Rise of African Slavery in the Americas:  1999 David Eltis
Poetry:  Various Editions
Contemporary Novels
Jamaica Kincaid: selected essays (various including the New Yorker)
Junot Diaz:  Drown 1997
Edwidge Danticat, The Farming of the Bones or Krick Krack  1996
The Sea of Lentils:  Antonio Benitez Rojo 1994
The Rabbit on the Face of the Moon, Alfredo Lopez Austin, 1996
Leslie Desmangles:  Faces of the Gods Vodou and Roman Catholicism 1996
Cultural Theory
Nestor Canclini:  Hybrid Cultures 1996

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