Sep 28, 2023
ES 325 - Mexico Before Spain
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C; Social Justice
Exploration of Mexican and Central America culture, art and identity from pre-Colombian times to the present. Major topics of discussion are religion, culture, mythology, conquest, colonialism, and indigenous world views. This class will also consider contemporary issues of indigenous peoples in Mexico and Central America.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities, Overlay - Social Justice
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will analyze art history and artistic subjects in order to interpret political events.
- Students will be able to compare and contrast regional issues, artistic techniques, and political influence of artists.
- Students will be able to evaluate and analyze the artistic expression of women, indigenous groups, urban poor, and students.
- Students will be able to interpret, evaluate and analyze the legacy of revolutionary are on Latin American cultural development.
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
Social Justice Overlay Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
- use a disciplinary perspective to analyze issues of social justice and equity;
- describe the challenges to achieving social justice; and
- identify ways in which individuals and/or groups can contribute to social justice within local communities, nations, or the world.
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