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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SOC 338 - People and Cultures of Costa Rica

“Pura vida” (pure life or full life) is a common phrase used in many contexts in Costa Rica. In this class students explore the pura vida of Costa Rican culture with special attention given to the history, politics and religion of this Central American nation, along with issues of race, immigration, class and family relationships that are unique to the country. Course sessions are led by Costa Ricans with expertise in each of these areas and students make visits to various sites of cultural significance.
Repeatable for credit; May not be audited