Course: ANTH 353. The Maya: Ancient and Modern (3)
Prerequisite: ANTH 319. The Maya form one of the largest indigenous linguistic groups in the Americas. This course is an introductory survey of their culture and society from prehistoric times to the present. The course addresses the cultural history, social organization and political history of the Maya, as well as their artistic and intellectual achievements. Discussions include examination of ancient Maya sites, architecture, art and writing, as well as examining the state of the Maya in the modern world.