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Latin American Studies

LAS 350 (IT; TH) Mesoamerican Civilizations (1)

This course presents the intellectual and material achievements of ancient Mesoamerican civilizations, particularly the Olmec, Zapotec, Teotihuacan, Maya, Toltec and Aztec; examines the contributions of humanistic and scientific approaches to understanding pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations; and looks at the enduring influences of Mesoamerican cultures in contemporary Mexico and Central America.

Mode of Inquiry: Interpreting Texts; Thinking Historically; Indigenous Peoples and Cultures Cluster

Prerequisite: LAS 251; or consent of instructor

  • Offering: Alternate years in spring
  • Instructor: Staff