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Ancient Mexican Civilizations
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AH 3107 - Ancient Mexican Civilizations
ANTH 1003

Jeffrey Blomster
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Cultural history of pre-Columbian societies in Middle America; the emergence of Mesoamerican civilization from the earliest hunter–gatherers and first farmers to the Aztec Empire.
Learning Outcomes: • introduce the student to the unique Aztec achievement and legacy; • understand the sophisticated and complex nature of Aztec ideology and philosophy; • be able to read and understand indigenous texts and art; • contrast attitudes about warfare, sacrifice and violence, and see how violence was used to integrate Aztec society; • study the Aztec approach to urbanism; • compare concepts of gender roles and relations; • show how different types of evidence, in this case ethnohistorical and archaeological, can both complement and challenge each other; • encourage critical thinking about major issues regarding the Aztec, from the scope and nature of sacrifice to the integration of diverse populations into a multi-ethnic empire
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GWSB-Foreign Cultures Option
CCAS - GCR: Foreign Cultures
CCAS - GCR:Social & Behavioral
ESIA-LatAm Conc (2010)
ESIA-LatAm Conc (Pre 2010)
SEAS - Soc. Science Electives

gharris (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:43:50 GMT): Rollback: Attached syllabus is for ANTH 3812, not ANTH 3814. Please provide correct syllabus.
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