Part two of the Latin American Studies series with a focus on Mexico. Includes syllabus, 14-week work plan and bibliography.
Examine the country’s socio-cultural communication, trends in modernist and post-modernist movements, politics, ethics and cultural relativism.
Define how they are present and distinctly affect Mexican arts, social sciences and humanities.
Focus on priorities in the country’s process of modernization and technological transition, viewed from a local, regional and national
Discuss Mexico’s strategies for coping with the realities of progress, gender and class inequalities and the erosion of traditional mores. Evaluate the importance of eco-regions, biological and cultural diversity. Critique the dangers of ethno-cultural and environmental indifference.
Independence and self-direction
The ability to evaluate societies of Mexico and Latin America from cross-cultural perspectives
A broader and more tolerant understanding of native and ethnic
Appreciation for the effects of globalization in Third World cultures and how technological innovations impact upon First World environments
A grounding in the basics of the histories, arts and humanities of Mexico and Latin America; how they are present and affect contemporary life
The development of interpersonal and inter-cultural skills through class assignments and studies based on the objectives and themes of the course