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LASP 3203
Latin American Studies Seminar
Class hours: 3
Lab hours:
Semesters Available: Fall and Spring
Years Available: All
This is 1 of two courses in the Latin American Studies Concentration. This concentration is interdisciplinary by design. Students are challenged in a seminar that includes diverse perspectives, broad readings and group presentations that respond to scenarios drawn from the contemporary scene. Participants also gain valuable first-hand experiences in related service opportunities. In recent semesters, these have been organized in neighboring countries throughout Latin America. Entitled “Uniting Faith and Practice in Latin America,” the concentration is designed to: (1) introduce students to several perspectives on faith and practice in the context of Latin America; (2) consider the historical development and current character of multiple religious perspectives in Latin America [Protestant, Catholic, Maya, etc.] and the major issues the Christian church now confronts, including liberation theologies; (3) help students gain an understanding of the approaches to Third World development and the associated policies, especially those of para-church agencies; and (4) challenge students to reflect biblically on the above-mentioned faith perspectives and development theories in order to more fully develop their own Christian approaches to the dilemmas of Latin America. Course content is adapted to changes in Latin American society.



No programs require this course.
No courses require this as a prerequisite or corequisite.