|Visiting the Elqui Valley of Chile for a solar eclipse in 2019.|
Where is Latin America exactly, and why is it called that?
What causes deforestation in the Amazon, and why does it matter?
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What do migration patterns have to do with the price of coffee?
How is land connected to political upheaval in the region?
How does climate change affect Latin America, and how are people responding?
What can we learn about Latin America from its music?
These questions and many more are part of one of my favorite courses --
GEOG 381 is Latin America: Globalization & Cohesion
In the spring 2021 semester it is offered fully online, partly synchronous. This is a complicated way to say that we will have one Zoom meeting a week, with students working independently otherwise.
International development amid the diverse global cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean is considered as globalization is balanced with local identities from the Rio Grande to Tierra del Fuego. Common themes that define the region are contrasted with unique developments at national and local scales.
The course meets four requirements of the Core Curriculum: CGCL; CMCL; CSOC; CWRT
Global Culture; Multiculturalism; Social and Behavioral Sciences; Writing Intensive
It also fulfills requirements in all four geography concentrations, the geography minor, and the LACS minor. An Honors Contract credit is available for students completing departmental honors in geography.
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