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Latin Amer Studies Pt 1

Course Numbers: 3572 (0.50)(H) | 3573 (0.50)(C)
Type: HS
Area: Social Studies
Counted In GPA: 1
Count In Honor Roll: 0

Latin American Studies Part 1- In this course, students will examine what has defined Latin America and the Caribbean through its history, arts, culture, society, and geography from the pre-colonial era to the modern-day. Students will explore historic as well as contemporary issues, including the emigration and immigration of various Latin American peoples to the United States and the roles, achievements, and struggles of each diverse group. This course looks at Latin America and the Caribbean through first a world lens that places this region and people into the greater global context and then through a new world/American lens that delves into American imperialism in the region and the interdependence of these two regions. The full credit course will expose students to both perspectives. As an honors level course, the content will be covered at an accelerated pace. Students will study topics at a deeper level and will be expected to complete more independent coursework and assignments.