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2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

AHST 321 Arts of Latin America

3 credits 45 hours
300 level undergraduate course

The production of various art forms created by, for, and about Latin American people continues to inform international views of once Spanish colonized lands within South-, Meso-, North- America and the Caribbean. This course provides a unique insight into the complex issues that impact las comunidades espanoles depending on geographical location. By investigating a variety of artistic media, students will explore topics that challenge and dispel notions about the Latin American cultural monolith rooted in conflicting narratives about indigeneity, language, gendered roles, eco-systems, migration, Catholicism, census projections, colorism, civil unrest, and more. Students will develop an awareness of the numerous artistic expressions used to address these topics as well as an appreciation for the ways that artists and their art forms help reframe Latin American identity as a cultural dynamo.

Prerequisites WRIT*102 or WRIT*102H

This course is not repeatable for credit.
This course can fulfill a discipline history elective, critical studies elective, or general elective requirement.