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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 08, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2806 - Latin America: Orientations, Perspectives, Contexts

Hours: 3
An introduction to the main geopolitical regions that comprise Latin America: the Caribbean, Mexico and Central America, and South America (Andean region, Southern Cone, Amazon), and the historical, ethnic, social, and political contexts that have shaped these distinct regions into those that we know today. The independence movements that broke them away from the Spanish empire, the resulting rise of new political entities, and the exchanges and clashes of ideas, goods, and practices between existing and developing identities. Selected cultural and political topics that have particular social and historical relevance. The complex relationships between modernity and tradition, as well as the articulations between regional cultures and local practices, nation states and global actors, and high culture and popular culture.