HUM 3137 Native Central and South America

Ethnographic focus on the sociocultural systems of the indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica, Amazon Basin, and the Andean Highlands. Emphasis on inter-relationships among environment, history, social organizations, and belief systems from a holistic and comparative perspective. (Same as ANTH 3137 (990:137)

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Course notes: 

Same as ANTH 3137 (990:137)

Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area: 

Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Humanities distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.

Liberal Arts Core: 

Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 2. Civilizations and Cultures - B. Non-Western Cultures. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit


Allen Community, 2nd edition. ISBN 1-58834-032-5, Catherine J., 2002 The Hold Life Has: Coca and Cultural Identity in an Andean 

Carmack, Robert; Janine Gasco and Gary Gossen. 2007 The Legacy of Mesoamerica, 2nd edition. ISBN 0-13-049292-2 

Chagnon, Napoleon A. 2012 Yanomamo, 6th edition. ISBN 13-978-1-111-82874-5 

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Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


Anne Woodrick

Enrollment information

Tuition: $257/unit, plus non-refundable enrollment fee of $10 and technology fee of $38 for online courses

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