Latin American & Hemispheric Studies Minor

(College of Letters and Sciences)

Charles F. Walker, Ph.D., Program Director

Program Office. Hemispheric Institute of the Americas, 1277 Social Sciences and Humanities Building; 530-752-3046; http://hia.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://hia.ucdavis.edu/people

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). Students are strongly encouraged to develop proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, either through course work (such as completion of SPA 024 or 033), or through life experience such as study abroad.

Minor Advisor. HIA program coordinator in 1277 Social Sciences and Humanities Building (530-752-3046) or Charles Walker in 1279 Social Science and Humanities Building (530-752-3046).

Latin American and Hemispheric Studies
Units: 24
Basic Courses:
4
Choose one:
4
HIS 007A
History of Latin America to 1700 (Active)
4
HIS 007B
History of Latin America, 1700-1900 (Active)
4
HIS 007C
History of Latin America 1900-present (Active)
4
Core Courses
Units: 8
Choose one each from two of the following categories:
 
(a)
 
ANT 144
Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (Active)
4
(b)
 
NAS 115
Native Americans in the Contemporary World (Active)
4
(c)
 
SPA 151
Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (Active)
4
Elective Courses
Units: 12
Choose three:
12
AAS 107A
African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (Active)
4
AAS 163
African Religions in the Americas (Active)
4
AAS 172
Diaspora and New Black Identities (Active)
4
AAS 180
Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (Active)
4
AHI 151
Arts of the Indians of the Americas (Active)
4
CHI 130
United States-Mexican Border Relations (Active)
4
CHI 160
Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (Active)
4
COM 151
Colonial and Postcolonial Experience in Literature (Active)
4
COM 152
Literature of the Americas (Active)
4
COM 165
Caribbean Literatures (Active)
4
FMS 189
Special Topics in Film Studies (Active)
4
MUS 127
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
NAS 110A
Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1 (Active)
4
NAS 110B
Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2 (Active)
4
NAS 110C
Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1 (Active)
4
NAS 110D
Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2 (Active)
4
NAS 120
Ethnopolitics of South American Indians (Active)
4
NAS 125
Performance and Culture Among Native Americans (Active)
4
NAS 133
Ethnohistory of Native People of Mexico and Central America (Active)
4
NAS 181A
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181B
Native American Literature (Active)
4
NAS 181C
Contemporary Native American Poetry (Active)
4
NAS 184
Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (Active)
4
HIS 160
Spain and America in the 16th century (Active)
4
HIS 162
History of the Andean Region (Active)
4
HIS 163A
History of Brazil (Active)
4
HIS 163B
History of Brazil (Active)
4
HIS 164
History of Chile (Active)
4
HIS 165
Latin American Social Revolutions (Active)
4
HIS 166A
History of Mexico to 1848 (Active)
4
HIS 166B
History of Mexico since 1848 (Active)
4
HIS 167
Modern Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History (Active)
4
HIS 168
History of Inter-American Relations (Active)
4
HIS 169A
Mexican-American History (Active)
4
HIS 169B
Mexican-American History (Active)
4
SPA 117
Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the U.S.: Praxis and Theory (Active)
4
SPA 149
Latin-American Literature in Translation (Active)
4
SPA 151
Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (Active)
4
SPA 153
Latin American Short Story (Active)
4
SPA 154
Latin American Novel (Active)
4
SPA 155
Mexican Novel (Active)
4
SPA 156
Latin American Literature of the Turn of the 20th Century (Active)
4
SPA 157
Great Works of Latin American Literature/Culture (Active)
4
SPA 158
Latin American Poetry: From Vanguardism to Surrealism and Beyond (Active)
4
SPA 159
Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture (Active)
4
SPA 170
Introduction to Latin American Culture (Active)
4
SPA 171
Music from Latin America (Active)
4
SPA 172
Mexican Culture (Active)
4
SPA 174
Chicano Culture (Active)
4
SPA 175
Topics in Latin American Cultural Studies (Active)
4
SPA 176
Literature in Spanish Written in the United States (Active)
4
SPA 177
California and Latin America (Active)
4
POR 100
Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticism (Active)
4
POR 159
Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (Active)
4
POR 161
Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (Active)
4
POR 162
Introduction to Brazilian Literature (Active)
4
POR 163
20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature (Active)
4
WMS 080
Special Topics in Critical Gender Studies (Active)
4
WMS 102
Gender and Post Colonialism (Active)
4
Total: 24