The study of religion in Latin America includes the
diverse cultures of indigenous, African-American,
and Hispanic peoples from South America, Central
America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The course
may consider: indigenous religions from geographically
distinct regions (from the Yahgan of Tierra
del Fuego to the Pueblos and Yaquis of Mexico);
Catholicism in its many cultural forms; African cultures
from Brazilian condomblé to Afro-Caribbean
ritual; and contemporary religious movements.
Critical approaches include precontact, colonial
and post-colonial issues; cosmovisiones, conflict and
mestizaje, religion and society, modernity in Latin
American perspectives. Offered alternate years. V.4.