Catalogue 2019 - 2020

CUL 250 Latin American Civilization


3 cr.


Sophomore standing.

Course Description

The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the rich cultural heritage of the peoples who have contributed toward forming the societies of Latin America. Attention will be given to the Indigenous, Spanish, Portuguese, and African populations. The course will examine Latin America from the perspectives of its environment, history, society, and higher thought (philosophy/religion). The student will be introduced to the geographical diversity and resources of Latin America. There will be discussion of the historical development of Latin America, dating back to pre-Columbian times. Comparisons will be made in the discussions with the historical and societal development of the United States. Comparisons will also be made among the diverse societies that comprise Latin America.


Satisfies Elements of Culture requirement "CA."