Anthropology | Ethnicity and Race in Latin America
E300 | 5013 | Sullivan


E300 Ethnicity and Race in Latin America will discuss these topics
from the perspectives of both Caribbean and mainland peoples who are a
part of a rapidly changing, globalized world.  Students' key learning
objectives include analyzing how ethnic and racial groups make
culturally appropriate decisions about how to participate in global
markets, evaluating the importance of marked ways of representing
ethnicity and race in modern societies, and applying major concepts to
think about how ethnic and racial conflict may be avoided and
resolved.  In order to meet these objectives, this course will use a
variety of teaching methods including lecture, discussion,
opportunities for students to creatively apply the major ideas through
writing, debate and art.  Students will be asked to read "Broccoli and
Desire: Global Connections and Maya Struggles in Postwar Guatemala" by
Edward Fischer and Peter Benson (2006) and "Why the Cocks Fight:
Dominicans, Haitians, and the Struggle for Hispaniola" by Michele
Wucker (1999) as well as other selected articles.  Students will also
have the opportunity to watch several films and become familiar with
how to use the "Human Relations Area Files."