Regional Specialization

Africa (2018-2019 Academic Year)

  • REGIONAL SPECIALIZATION COURSES MAY NOT OVERLAP WITH YOUR MAJOR.
  • Students entering as freshman must take 3 courses, of which 2 are UPPER DIVISION courses (#100-199).
  • Students entering as transfers must take 2 UPPER DIVISION courses (#100-199).
  • Only ONE course can be taken P/NP.
  • Language courses may not count for both language requirement and regional specialization.
  • Students must take ALL courses from the SAME region.
  • See General Catalog for complete course descriptions and pre-requisites: http://www.ucsd.edu/catalog
  • Students may overlap their Regional Specialization requirement with the Upper-Division Writing requirement. Please see Approved Courses for Upper-Division Writing [PDF] to determine which classes are eligible for overlap. 

(^) Must take at least TWO UPPER DIVISION courses to satisfy the Regional Specialization requirement
(#) Courses taught in native language, not English.
(*) May be used for Regional Specialization OR Fine Art requirement, NOT BOTH
(!) Can overlap with Diversity, Equity and Inclusion requirement

Anthropology

Course Number

Course Title

ANAR 144

Pharaohs...Pyramids: Intro To Egyptology

ANAR 145S

Study Abroad: Egypt of the Pharaohs

Communication

Course Number

Course Title

COMM 104F

Comparative Media Systems: Africa

History

Course Number

Course Title

HIAF 111

Modern Africa since 1880

HIAF 112

West Africa Since 1880

HIAF 113

Small Wars, Global Order/Africa & Asia

HIAF 120

History of South Africa

HIAF 123

West Africa from Earliest Times to 1800

HIAF 130

African Society and the Slave Trade

HIAF 161

Special Topics in African History

HIAF 199

Independent Study in African History

Linguistics

Course Number

Course Title

LIGN 108

Languages of Africa

Literature

Course Number

Course Title

LTAF 110

African Oral Literature

LTAF 120

Literature and Film of Modern Africa

Music

Course Number

Course Title

!*MUS 150

Jazz & The Music of the African Disapora: Special Topics Seminar

Political Science

Course Number

Course Title

POLI 120N

Contention and Conflict in Africa

POLI 120P

Africa's Success Stories

Sociology

Course Number

Course Title

SOCI 157

Religion/Contemporary Society

SOCI 187

African Societies through Film

SOCI 188E

Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCI 188J

Change in Modern South Africa

Theatre & Dance

Course Number

Course Title

*TDMV 143

West African Dance

Third World Studies

Course Number

Course Title

^TWS 21

Third World Literatures - Africa

Visual Arts

Course Number

Course Title

*VIS 126J

African and Afro-American Art

African American Studies

Course Number

Course Title

AAS 10

Introduction to African Americans Studies

Last Updated: 10/23/18