Middle and South America

Middle and South America
Environmental, cultural, economic, and political parameters of Latin American societies.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 TaughtWinter Contact Department
 ProgramsContaining GEOG 255
Course Outcomes

Latin American Impact

To discover the significance of Latin America's increasing impact on the world's economy, as well as the growing Hispanization of the United States and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints


To develop geographic writing and research skills that result in papers that are fluent, relevant, and creative.


To use other students’ input to effectively enhance Latin American geographic understanding through group work and discussions


To develop greater empathy and charity, and begin to gain a global perspective by learning to see ourselves from another's point of view.

Thoughtful Reflection

To translate our gained awareness of Latin America as outlined above into valid cross-cultural comparisons and nuanced understanding that will be shared with the instructor and fellow class members.

Informed Awareness of Latin American Geography

To acquire informed awareness of Middle and South America with the interplay of cultures, languages, and/or nations at an international level for both its physical and cultural components.

  • Physical Geography
    To gain a working knowledge of the connection of the underlying physical "stage" of Latin America to the distributions of people and their activities.
  • Cultural Geography
    To gain an understanding of the geographic structure of Latin America's cultural components including languages, ethnic groups, settlement patterns, and religious beliefs.