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Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

The minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies offers students the opportunity to explore connections throughout the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspectives across multiple academic fields.

The minor is made up of six courses, arranged in three tiers: Basic (one lower division course on the history of Latin America); Core (two introductory upper division courses chosen from a designated list of fields other than History); and Elective (three additional upper division courses from a designated list of courses that focus primarily on Latin American and/or Hemispheric issues).

Student and pupils are strongly encouraged to develop proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, either through coursework (such as completion of SPA 024 or 033), or through life experience such as study abroad.

Requirements: 

24 units

Choose one basic course (4 units)

  • HIS 007A History of Latin America to 1700 (4 units)
  • HIS 007B History of Latin America, 1700-1900 (4 units)
  • HIS 007C History of Latin America 1900-present (4 units)

Choose two core courses (8 units)

  • ANT 144 Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (4 units)
  • NAS 115 Native Americans in the Contemporary World (4 units)
  • SPA 151 Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (4 units)

Choose three elective courses (12 units)

  • AAS 107A African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (4 units)
  • AAS 163 African Religions in the Americas (4 units)
  • AAS 172 Diaspora and New Black Identities (4 units)
  • AAS 180 Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (4 units)
  • AHI 151 Arts of the Indians of the Americas (4 units)
  • CHI 130 United States-Mexican Border Relations (4 units)
  • CHI 160 Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (4 units)
  • COM 151 Colonial and Postcolonial Experience in Literature (4 units)
  • COM 152 Literature of the Americas (4 units)
  • COM 165 Caribbean Literatures (4 units)
  • FMS 189 Special Topics in Film Studies (4 units)
  • MUS 127 Music from Latin America (4 units)
  • NAS 110A Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1 (4 units)
  • NAS 110B Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2 (4 units)
  • NAS 110C Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1 (4 units)
  • NAS 110D Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2 (4 units)
  • NAS 120 Ethnopolitics of South American Indians (4 units)
  • NAS 125 Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (4 units)
  • NAS 133 Ethnohistory of Native People of Mexico and Central America (4 units)
  • NAS 181A Native American Literature (4 units)
  • NAS 181B Native American Literature (4 units)
  • NAS 181C Contemporary Native American Poetry (4 units)
  • NAS 184 Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (4 units)
  • HIS 160 Spain and America in the 16th century (4 units)
  • HIS 162 History of the Andean Region (4 units)
  • HIS 163A History of Brazil (4 units)
  • HIS 163B History of Brazil (4 units)
  • HIS 164 History of Chile (4 units)
  • HIS 165 Latin American Social Revolutions (4 units)
  • HIS 166A History of Mexico to 1848 (4 units)
  • HIS 166B History of Mexico since 1848 (4 units)
  • HIS 167 Modern Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History (4 units)
  • HIS 168 History of Inter-American Relations (4 units)
  • HIS 169A Mexican-American History (4 units)
  • HIS 169B Mexican-American History (4 units)
  • SPA 117 Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the U.S.: Praxis and Theory (4 units)
  • SPA 149 Latin-American Literature in Translation (4 units)
  • SPA 151 Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (4 units)
  • SPA 153 Latin American Short Story (4 units)
  • SPA 154 Latin American Novel (4 units)
  • SPA 155 Mexican Novel (4 units)
  • SPA 156 Latin American Literature of the Turn of the 20th Century (4 units)
  • SPA 157 Great Works of Latin American Literature/Culture (4 units)
  • SPA 158 Latin American Poetry: From Vanguardism to Surrealism and Beyond (4 units)
  • SPA 159 Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture (4 units)
  • SPA 170 Introduction to Latin American Culture (4 units)
  • SPA 171 Music from Latin America (4 units)
  • SPA 172 Mexican Culture (4 units)
  • SPA 174 Chicano Culture (4 units)
  • SPA 175 Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies (4 units)
  • SPA 176 Literature in Spanish Written in the United States (4 units)
  • SPA 177 California and Latin America (4 units)
  • POR 100 Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism (4 units)
  • POR 159 Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4 units)
  • POR 161 Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4 units)
  • POR 162 Introduction to Brazilian Literature (4 units)
  • POR 163 20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature (4 units)
  • WMS 080 Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (4 units)
  • WMS 102 Gender and Post Colonialism (4 units)

Total = 24 units

 

Minor Advisor

S. L. Ivory
[email protected]
(530) 752-3046