Colgate University

First-Year Course Offerings — Fall 2022

CORE 171C   Mexico
Credits1
RestrictionsNo 2024 2023
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
DistributionNone
Core AreaCommunities & Identities

An interdisciplinary introduction to the history, people, art and cultures of Mexico, a country of diverse ethnic, sexual, gendered, class, and political identities that shares a 2,000-mile border with the United States. How does Mexico’s colonial past inform the present? On what terms has a Mexican national identity been defined and who is included or excluded from rights and citizenship? Objectives are to examine Mexico’s complex history and social fabric; to study Mexican identities, politics, and cultural expressions with relation to this history; and to gain a general understanding of contemporary Mexico in the context of current events and Mexico’s relationship to the United States.