Sustainable Development and Culture in Latin America

SPAN 091-401

Teresa Giménez

Monday / Wednesday, 2:00PM-3:30PM

This interdisciplinary course is a Global Seminar that exposes students to the three dimensions of sustainable development -environmental, economic, and social- through an examination of three products -peyote, coca, and coffee- that are crucial in shaping modern identity in areas of Latin America. The course integrates this analysis of sustainable development in relation to cultural sustainability and cultural practices associated with peyote, coca, and coffee and their rich, traditional heritage and place in literature, film, and the arts. 

This course fulfills the EH Minor Requirements in Arts & Humanities Approaches to Environmental Inquiry. See the full minor requirements list.

Fall 2020