Spring Quarter Course Listings

Spring 2021 Courses

HIA Minor SPRING 2021 Courses

Basic Courses

History 007C - Latin America 1900 - Present CRN: 46298, 46299, 46300, 62236, 62237, 62238.

Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century. Themes include export economies, oligarchic rule, crises of depression and war, corporatism, populism, revolution and reform movements, cultural and ethnic issues, U.S.-Latin American relations, neo-liberal restructuring.

Core Courses

Anthropology 175 - Andean Prehistory CRN: 62892.

Prehistory of the Andean region, especially Peru, from the earliest hunting and gathering societies through the Inca. Focus on the use of archaeological data to reconstruct ancient human adaptations to the varied Andean environments.

Chicano/a Studies 130 -  US-Mexican Border Relations  - Present  CRN: 62593.

Theories of U.S.-Mexican border relations, with an overview of the political, economic, and social relationships and an in-depth analysis of immigration issues, border industrialization, women's organizations, economic crises, and legal issues.

Music 127/Spanish 171 - Music from Latin America CRN: 62149, 62150.

Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa nova, salsa, musica motena, musica andina) as well as its implications in other musical genres. Taught in English or Spanish depending on instructor.

Native American Studies 123 - Native Foods & Farming CRN: 62441, 62806, 62807, 62808.

Crop domestication, agrodiversity, and cuisines of the Americas. Cultural and social history of native American foods like maize, potatoes, quinoa, chocolate, peppers, beans, avocados, etc. Discussion of socio-economic, environmental, legal challenges facing indigenous and peasant farmers today.

Spanish 151 - Latin American Literature 1900 - Present CRN: 60033.

Latin American literature from 1900 to the present. Reading selections include fiction, poetry, drama, essays, testimonio, etc.

Elective Courses

African American Studies 155A - Afro Brazilian Dance & Culture CRN: 62653.

Comparative study of the African American dance forms in the U.S.A., Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, and Trinidad. Examination of ritual, folk, and popular dance forms and the socio/historical factors that have influenced these forms.

Art History 181 - Latin America Art & Architecture CRN: 30726.

Art and architecture of Latin America since Spanish arrival in the New World to the present. Visual, spatial, and material practices (painting, sculpture, urban form, cartography, and film, among others) from North and South America. How art and architecture shape and define colonial encounters and negotiations, religious and cultural exchange, conceptions of race and gender, and notions of nationalism and globalism.

Anthropology 175 - Andean Prehistory CRN: 62892.

Prehistory of the Andean region, especially Peru, from the earliest hunting and gathering societies through the Inca. Focus on the use of archaeological data to reconstruct ancient human adaptations to the varied Andean environments.

Chicano/a Studies 112 - Transnational Migration CRN: 58178.

Chicana/o and Latina/o migration experiences within a global context. Topics include national and/or transnational migration in Mexico, Central America, and the United States.

Chicano/a Studies 114 - Reproductive Health CRN: 36243.

Study contemporary issues in reproductive health and reproductive politics, both globally and in the U.S., for women of color.

Chicano/a Studies 130 -  US-Mexican Border Relations  - Present  CRN: 62593.

Theories of U.S.-Mexican border relations, with an overview of the political, economic, and social relationships and an in-depth analysis of immigration issues, border industrialization, women's organizations, economic crises, and legal issues.

History 161 - Human Rights in Latin America CRN: 62275.

History of the origins, denial and protection of Human Rights in Latin America. Emphasis on dictatorships, political violence, social resistance, democracy, justice, accountability, truth commissions, memory.

Music 127/Spanish 171 - Music from Latin America CRN: 62149, 62150.

Examination of music from Latin America. Characteristic music (i.e., tango, bossa nova, salsa, musica motena, musica andina) as well as its implications in other musical genres. Taught in English or Spanish depending on instructor.

Native American Studies 123 - Native Foods & Farming CRN: 62441, 62806, 62807, 62808.

Crop domestication, agrodiversity, and cuisines of the Americas. Cultural and social history of native American foods like maize, potatoes, quinoa, chocolate, peppers, beans, avocados, etc. Discussion of socio-economic, environmental, legal challenges facing indigenous and peasant farmers today.

Native American Studies 184 - Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico CRN: 62443.

Contemporary indigenous literature of Mexico, with a focus on the genres (poetry, fiction, drama, essay); analysis of cultural, historical, and spiritual themes, imagery, styles and performances; biographies of and influences on the Native writers themselves.

Portuguese 163  - 20th C Masters in Brazilian Literature  CRN: 84605.

Overview of modern Brazilian literature from early 20th C to the poetry by João Cabral de Melo Neto and the Concretists (1960s), including European avant-garde movements and literary and cultural manifestos leading to a revolutionary body of literature.

Spanish 151 - Latin American Literature 1900 - Present CRN: 81938.

Latin American literature from 1900 to the present. Reading selections include fiction, poetry, drama, essays, testimonio, etc.

Spanish 155 - Mexican Novel - CRN: 62289. 

Evolution of the Mexican novel from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis on the narrative of the Revolution and significant contemporary works. 

Spanish 153 - Latin American Short Story CRN: 62022.

Evolution of the Latin American short story from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis on the contemporary period.

Spanish 159 - Topics in Latin American Literature and Culture  CRN: 62514.

Special topics in the study of Latin American literature and culture.