Race, Identity and Cultural Diversity in Colombia
Universidad del Norte
Area of Study
Anthropology, International Studies, Latin American Studies, Psychology
Taught In English
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4
Hours & Credits
Description of Course
In this course we will consider cultural and anthropological questions about its relations to tropical Colombian environment, to reach a better understanding about social, cultural and biological processes of adaptation of its ethnic groups.
This course is part of the curriculum of basic training are vital for the formation of the student from the University del Norte. The course offers a look from anthropology through time and environment of the Colombian territory, to provide the student with a clear and modern vision of this subject.
After finishing the course, students will be able to identify important milestones in relation to the construction of human identity in general in Colombian geographical territory.
Understand that humans have developed countless ways to participate and act in the world, to recognize ways of thinking and feeling our selves and others.
Identify key issues that has raised man from the beginning until today, so the student will begin a journey of understanding of his own existence in terms of social, cultural, biological interaction with the environmental issues.
Questioning about their own ways of looking at life and the environment, to understand how to act personally, socially and professionally.
- Geography of colombia
- How Colombia was populated (The two settlements ? pre-Columbian and historical).
- Theory on culture
- Theories on identity (memory and identity)
- The amerindian thought in Colombia
- Afrocolombians Thought
- Mestizos Thought
- Evolution of the Colombian Culture according to different regions.
- Areas of study anthropology(eg life, culture and personality, culture and region, identity, racism, ethnic groups, altered states of consciousness, family and kinship, archaeology, Totem and Taboo, among others subjects).
Grade 1: Exam 35%
Grade 2: Exam 35%
Group Project : 30%
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.