Anthropology | Indians of Mexico and Central America
E340 | 25825 | Tucker


This course will explore the cultures of the indigenous peoples of
Mexico and Central America. It will emphasize current contexts, while
recognizing historical processes of change that have shaped the
present profoundly.  We will explore cultural, socioeconomic and
political issues of major concern to indigenous groups, including land
rights, intellectual property rights, political representation and
economic development.  Special attention will be given to several
major culture groups, including the Maya of Guatemala and the Zapotec
of Mexico.  Evaluations will be based upon assignments, exams, a
research paper and participation.