The Fall 2023/Spring 2024 program will be directed by Dr. Genny Ballard, professor of Spanish.
All students will take:
Culture and Identity in Modern Mexico (LAS350).
All students will also take a Spanish course at the appropriate level. Spanish majors may take a course in both language and literature. Below are the tentative options:
* Note: It is possible for Spanish majors to take three Spanish courses if eligible.
Spanish Fundamentals (SPA 110)
Intermediate Spanish I (SPA 210)
Intermediate Spanish II (SPA 220)
Advanced Spanish Conversation (SPA 240)
Introduction to Literary Analysis (SPA 250)
Spanish American Culture (SPA 271)
In addition students will choose from the following courses
1. Ancient Maya Culture (ANT 451)
Students will learn the principles and processes behind the development of universal high culture, using the example of the ancient Maya. The course traces the cultural development of the Maya prior to the conquest by Europeans in the 16th century. Taught by Prof. Fernanda Suarez.
2. Human Ecology in the Yucatan (ENS 251)
What do humans need to live in a sustainable manner for generations to come? How do the actions of the human species limit this potential? This course will focus on the sustained needs for human population: food and fiber, shelter, water, and waste disposal. Students will consider how technology and the services of natural ecosystems collaborate to provide these services in the Yucatan and compare them to strategies used elsewhere. Taught by Prof. Eduardo Galicia.
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