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Minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies

Program Description

The minor in Latin American and Hemispheric Studies offers students the opportunity to explore connections through the Western Hemisphere from array of perspectives across multiple academic fields. The minor is sponsored by the Hemispheric Institute on the Americas (HIA), an interdisciplinary unit that focuses on regional societies and transnational processes in the Americas. HIA strives to redefine the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint, while retaining an understanding of Latin America as an autonomous region with its own internal diversities.

Program Objectives

In addition to completing six courses from the following list, students are strongly encouraged to develop a proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese, through course work (completion of Spanish 24 or 33), or through travel and life experience. We highly recommend that students take advantage of the many study abroad programs offered at UC Davis through the Education Abroad Center. Courses taken abroad may also count towards minor.

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Minor Program Requirements (6 courses or 24 units)

I. Basic (4 units) one course required from:

African American and African History

AAS 18, Introduction to the Caribbean (4)

History 

HIS 7A, History of Latin America to 1700 (4)

HIS 7B, History of Latin America, 1700-1900 (4)

HIS 7C, History of Latin America, 1900-present (4)

II. Core (8 units) two course from:

(Other courses may be substituted after consultation with advisor's approval)

Anthropology             

ANT 144, Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (4)

ANT 175, Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas and their Ancestors (4)

Chicana/Chicano Studies

CHI 130, United States-Mexican Border Relations (4)

Human Rights 

HMR 134, Human Rights (4)

Music

MUS 127, Music from Latin America (4)

Native American Studies

NAS 123, Native Foods and Farming of the Americas, (4)

Spanish

SPA 151, Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (4)

SPA 170, Introduction to Latin American Culture (4)

Political Science

POL 143B, Latin American Politics (4)

Courses Studied Abroad in Latin America

 

III. Elective (12 units) Any three courses from here:

African and African American Studies

AAS 107A, African Descent Communities and Culture in the Caribbean and Latin America (4)

AAS 155A, African-American Dance and Culture in USA, Brazil and the Caribbean (4)

AAS 163, African-American Folklore (4)

AAS 172, Diaspora and New Black Identities (4)

AAS 180, Race and Ethnicity in Latin America (4)

Anthropology

ANT 131, Ecology and Politics

ANT 141B, Ethnography of California and the Great Basin

ANT 141C, People of the Arctic: Contemporary and Historic Cultures of the Circumpolar Region

ANT 144, Contemporary Societies and Cultures of Latin America (4)

ANT 159, Molecular Anthropology of Native America (4)

ANT 172, New World Prehistory: The First Arrivals (4)

ANT 175, Andean Prehistory: Archaeology of the Incas and their Ancestors (4)

ANT 176, Prehistory of California and the Great Basin

Art History

AHI 151, Arts of the Indians of the Americas (4)

Chicana/o Studies

CHI 112, Globalization, Transnational Migration, and Chicana/o and Latina/o Communities (4)

CHI 113, Latin American Women's Engagement in Social Movements (4)

CHI 114, Women of Color Reproductive Health and Reproductive Politics in a Global Perspective (4)

CHI 114S, Women of Color Reproductive Health and Gender Politics in Cuba and the US (4)

CHI 130, United States-Mexican Border Relations (4)

CHI 135S, Transnational Latina/o Political Economy (4)

CHI 145S, Bi-National Health (5)

CHI 146S, Public Health in Latin America (5)

CHI 147S, Indigenous Healing and Biodiversity in Latin America (5)

CHI 160, Mexican Film and Greater Mexican Identity (4)

Comparative Literature

COM 152, Literature of The Americas (4)

COM 152S, Literature of the Americas (Taught in Latin America) (4)

COM 165, Caribbean Literature (4)

History

HIS 158, Topics in Latin America (4)

HIS 159, Women and Gender in Latin America (4)

HIS 160, Spain and America in the 16th Century (4)

HIS 161, Human Rights in Latin America (4)

HIS 162, History of the Andean Region (4)

HIS 163A, History of Brazil (4)

HIS 163B, History of Brazil (4)

HIS 164, History of Chile (4)

HIS 165, Latin American Social Revolutions (4)

HIS 166A, History of Mexico to 1848 (4)

HIS 166B, History of Mexico since 1848 (4)

HIS 167, Modern Latin American Cultural and Intellectual History (4)

HIS 168, History of Inter – American Relations (4)

HIS 169A, Mexican – American History (4)

HIS 169B, Mexican – American History (4)

Human Rights Studies

HMR 134, Human Rights (4)

HMR 161, Human Rights in Latin America (4)

Music

MUS 127, Music from Latin America (4)

MUS 129A, Musics of the Americas (4)

Native American Studies

NAS 107, Special Topics in Native American Languages (4)

NAS 110a, Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 1 (4)

NAS 110b, Quechua Language and Society, Beginning Level 2 (4)

NAS 110c, Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 1 (4)

NAS 110d, Quechua Language and Society, Intermediate Level 2 (4)

NAS 115, Native Americans in the Contemporary World (4)

NAS 120, Ethno politics of South American Indians (4)

NAS 123, Native Foods and Farming of the Americas (4)

NAS 125, Performance and Culture among Native Americans (4)

NAS 133, Native American Ethno-Historical Development (4)

NAS 133A, Ethnohistory of the Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America to 1500 (4)

NAS 133B, Ethnohistory of Native Peoples of Mexico and Central America 1500 to 2000 (4)

NAS 181A, Native American Literature (4)

NAS 181B, Native American Literature (4)

NAS 181C, Native American Literature (4)

NAS 184, Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (4)

Portuguese

POR 100, Principles of Luso-Brazilian Literature and Criticisms (4)

POR 159, Special Topics in Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4)

POR 161, Luso-Brazilian Literature and Culture (4)

POR 162, Introduction to Brazilian Literature (4)

POR 163, 20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature (4)

Religious Studies

RST 134, Human Rights (4)

Spanish

SPA 117, Teaching Spanish as a Native Tongue in the U.S.: Praxis and Theory (4)

SPA 149, Latin-American Literature in Translation (4)

SPA 151, Survey of Latin American Literature 1900 to Present (4)

SPA 153, Latin American Short Story (4)

SPA 154, Latin American Novel (4)

SPA 155, Mexican Novel (4)

SPA 156, Latin American Literature of the Turn of the 20th Century (4)

SPA 157, Great Works of Latin American Literature/ Culture (4)

SPA 158, Latin American Poetry: From Vanguardism to Surrealism and Beyond (4)

SPA 159, Special Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture (4)

SPA 170, Introduction to Latin American Culture (4)

SPA 171, Music from Latin America (4)

SPA 172, Mexican Culture (4)

SPA 173, Cinema and Latin American Culture (4)

SPA 174, Chicano Culture (4)

SPA 175, Topics in Spanish American Cultural Studies (4)

SPA 176, Literature in Spanish Written in the United States (4)

SPA 177, California and Latin America (4)

Women's Studies

WMS 102, Gender and Post Colonialism (4)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Latin Amer & Hemispheric Std (Minor) (Economics, History, EAS)" 

Advising is available in the Advising Center ( 2216 Social Science and Humanities Building)

Charles Walker, Professor & Director: cfwalker@ucdavis.edu, 1279 Social Science & Humanities Building

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Mission

The Hemispheric Institute on the Americas is an interdisciplinary group bringing together faculty and graduate students that focus on the study of transnational processes in the American Hemisphere.

Our Goal includes promoting research to challenge the boundaries of disciplinary specialization and culture area studies, exploring the connections throughout the social, cultural, and economic landscape of the Western Hemisphere from an array of perspective and redirecting and redefining the study of Latin America from a broadly hemispheric viewpoint.

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Phone: 530-752-3046
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Schedule your appointment with a staff advisor today! Be sure to select "Latin Amer & Hemispheric Std (Minor) (Economics, History, EAS)" 

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