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Regional Specialization

Latin America (2021-2022 Academic Year)


  • 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).
  • Language courses may not count for both language requirement and regional specialization.
  • Students must take ALL courses from the SAME region.
  • Only ONE course can be taken P/NP.
  • Qualifying AP credits for Regional Specialization counts as the one allowable lower-division requirement. It does not count as the one allowable P/NP course.
  • See General Catalog for complete course descriptions and pre-requisites:
  • Students may overlap their Regional Specialization requirement with the Upper-Division Writing requirement. Please see Approved Courses for Upper-Division Writing 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


Course Number

Course Title

ANAR 153

The Mysterious Maya

ANAR 154

The Aztecs & Their Ancestors


Study Abroad: Ancient Mesoamerica

ANAR 156 

The Archaeology of South America

ANAR 157

Early Empire of the Andes: Middle Horizon


Early Empire of the Andes: Middle Horizon

ANAR 158 

The Inca: Empire of the Andes

ANAR 159

Indigenous Cultures of the Caribbean

ANAR 160

Ancient Maya: Archaeological Problems and Perspectives

ANSC 106

Global Health: Indigenous Medicines in Latin America

ANSC 116

Languages of the Americas: Mayan

ANSC 135 

Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

ANSC 142 

Anthropology of Latin America

ANSC 151

U.S. Border Ethnographies


Course Number

Course Title


Comparative Media Systems: Latin America & the Caribbean

COMM 140

Cinema in Latin America

Critical Gender Studies

Course Number

Course Title

CGS 137

Latina Issues & Cultural production (Cross-listed with ETHN137)

CGS 187

Latinx Sexualities (Cross-listed w/ ETHN 187)

Ethnic Studies

Course Number

Course Title

ETHN 116 The United States—Mexico Border in Comparative Perspective
ETHN 129 Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy (cross-listed: USP 135)
ETHN 135A Early Latino/a Chicano/a Cultural Production: 1848-1960 (cross-listed: LTSP 150A)
ETHN 137 Latina Issues & Cultural Production
ETHN 187 Latinx Sexualities
(cross-listed w/ CGS 187)

Global South Studies

Course Number

Course Title

^GSS 22 Literatures of the Global South (Latin America)
^GSS 24 Literatures of the Global South (Caribbean)


Course Number

Course Title

^HILD 14 Film & History in Latin America
HILA 100 Conquest and Empire: The Americas
HILA 100D Latin America: Colonial Transformations
HILA 101 Nation State Formation, Ethnicity, and Violence in Latin America
HILA 102 Latin America in the Twentieth Century
HILA 103 Revolution in Modern Latin America
HILA 113 Lord & Peasant in Latin America
HILA 114 Dictatorships in Latin America
HILA 115 The Latin American City, a History
HILA 117 Indians, Blacks, & Whites: Family Relations in Latin America
HILA 119 Central America: Popular Struggle, Political Change & U.S. Intervention
HILA 120 History of Argentina
HILA 121A History of Brazil through 1889
HILA 121B History of Brazil, 1889-Present
HILA 122 Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic
HILA 123 The Incas and Their Ancestors
HILA 124 The History of Chile 1880-Present
HILA 124A History of Women & Gender in Latin America
HILA 126 Columbus to Castro: Caribbean Culture/Society
HILA 131 A History of Mexico
HILA 132 Modern Mexico: From Revolution to Drug War Violence
HILA 132GS Modern Mexico: From Revolution to Drug War Violence
HILA 133S Guerrillas and Revolution in Latin America
HILA 134 Indians of Colonial Latin America
HILA 144 Topics in Latin American History
HILA 161 History of Women in Latin America
HILA 162 Special Topics in Latin American History
HILA 163 The History of Chile 1880—Present
HILA 164 Women’s Work and Family Life in Latin America
HILA 167 Scholarship on Latin American History in the Colonial Period
HILA 168 Scholarship Latin American History in the 19th Century
HILA 169 Scholarship Latin American History in the 20th Century
HILA 171 Topics in Latin American History Since 1910
HILA 199 Independent Study in Latin American History

Latin American Studies

Course Number

Course Title

^LATI 50 Introducation to Latin America
LATI 150 Digital Oral History in Latin America
LATI 180 Special Topics in Latin American Studies
LATI 190 Senior Seminar
LATI 199 Individual Study


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Course Title

LIGN 143 The Structure of Spanish


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Course Title

LTAM 100 Latino/a Cultures in the United States
LTAM 101 Early Latino/a Chicano/a Cultures: 1848-1960
LTAM 105 Gender and Sexuality in Latino/a Cultural Prod.
LTAM 106 Modern Chicana and Mexican Women Writings
LTAM 107 Comparative Latino/a and U.S Ethnic Cultures
LTAM 108 Chicano/a and Latino/a Cultures: Intellectual and Political Traditions
LTAM 109 Cultural Production of the Latino/a Diasporas
LTAM 110 Latin American Literature in Translation
LTAM 111 Comparative Caribbean Discourse
LTAM 130 Reading North by South
LTEN 188 Contemporary Caribbean Literature
^#LTSP 2B Intermediate Spanish II: Reading & Comp
^#LTSP 2C Intermediate Spanish III: Cultural Topics and Composition
^#LTSP 50B Readings in Latin American Literature
^#LTSP 50C Readings in Latin American Topics
#LTSP 130B Development of Latin American Literature
#LTSP 133 Contemporary Latin American Literature
#LTSP 134 Literature of the Southern Cone
#LTSP 135A Mexican Literature Before 1910
#LTSP 135B Modern Mexican Literature
#LTSP 136 Andean Literatures
#LTSP 137 Caribbean Literature
#LTSP 138 Central American Literature
#LTSP 140 Latin American Novel
#LTSP 141 Latin American Poetry
#LTSP 142 Latin American Short Story
#LTSP 150A Early Latino/a Chicano/a Cultural Production: 1848—1960
#LTSP 150B Early Latino/a Chicano/a Cultural Production: 1960—Present
#LTSP 151 Topics in Chicano/a & Latino/a Cultures
#LTSP 154 Chicano/a and Latino/ Literature
#LTSP 159 Methodological Approaches to the Study of History and Culture in Latin America and Caribbean
#LTSP 171 Studies in Peninsular and/or Latin American Literature and Society
#LTSP 172 Indigenista Themes in Latin American Literature

Political Science

Course Number

Course Title

POLI 134AA Comparative Politics of Latin America
POLI 134B Politics in Mexico
POLI 134D Selected Topics in Latin American Politics
POLI 134I Politics in the Southern Cone of Latin America


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Course Title

SOCI 182 Ethnicity & Indigenous Peoples in Latin America
SOCI 188D Latin America: Society & Politics
SOCI 188M Social Movements in Latin America

Theatre & Dance

Course Number

Course Title

*TDMV 142 Latin Dance of the World
*TDMV 146 Intermediate Latin Dance of the World

Urban Studies & Planning

Course Number

Course Title

USP 135

Asian & Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy
(cross-listed: ETHN 129)

Visual Arts

Course Number

Course Title

*VIS 126AN Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mexico & Central America
*VIS 126BN The Art and Civilization of the Ancient Maya
*VIS 126C Problems in Mesoamerican Art History
*VIS 126D Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography & Inscriptions
VIS 126E

Indigenisms I: The Making of the Modern, Nineteenth Century to Mid-Twentieth Century

VIS 126F

Indigenisms II: Contemporary Disseminations, Neo-Avantgarde to the Present

*VIS 126P Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern, 1890-1950
*VIS 126Q Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern, 1950-Present
*VIS 156 Latino American Cinema
Last Updated: 06/08/2021