Jun 05, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog
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LAS 191 - Latin America in Film

Credits: 5
Explores the relationship between film and cultural interpretation and understanding of Latin America. Considers the history of cinema in Latin America. Focuses on how film has been used to interpret Latin American culture and how we can use it to understand Latin American past and present with special emphasis on discussing the complex history and social problems of the region. Also explores common stereotypes with which Latin America has been portrayed in main stream U.S. movies. No knowledge of Spanish language required. Previously HUMAN 191. Cross-listed with FILM 191 .

Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99  or instructor consent.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
Course Fee: $3.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Develop the ability to interpret and discuss “art movies” that deal with cultural, political and historical issues.
  2. Examine questions related to the impact of colonization and imperial relations in Latin America. 
  3. Develop a general knowledge of Latin American history and culture.
  4. Identify the stereotypes with which Latin America has been portrayed in mainstream U.S. movies.

Program Outcomes
Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.

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