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Regional Specialization

Multiculturalism in North America (2021-2022 Academic Year)

*FOR STUDENTS WHO ENTERED FA21 AND AFTER*

  • UPPER-DIVISION 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).
  • 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: 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 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

African American Studies

Course Number

Course Title

!^AAS 10

Introduction to African American Studies

!AAS 190

Special Topics in African American Studies

Analytical Writing Program

Course Number

Course Title

!^AWP 10

Language and Learning in the American Academy

Anthropology

Course Number

Course Title

 !^ANTH 4

Words and Worlds: Introduction to the Anthropology of Language

!^ANTH 10

Climate Justice

!^ANTH 21

Race and Racisms

!^ANTH 23

Debating Multiculturalism: Race, Ethnicity, and Class in American Societies

!^ANTH 43

Introduction to Biology and Culture of Race

!ANTH 105

Climate Change, Race, and Inequality

!ANAR 117

Archaeological Field and Lab Class, Southern California

!ANBI 130

Biology of Inequality

!ANBI 131

Biology and Culture of Race

!ANSC 104

The US-Mexico Border

!ANSC 113

Language, Style, and Youth Identities

!ANSC 122

Language in Society

!ANSC 131

Language, Law, and Social Justice

ANSC 139

Native American Health and Healing

!ANSC 145

Indigenous Peoples of North America

!ANSC 162

Language, Identity, and Community

ANSC 185

#BlackLivesMatter

Biology

Course Number

Course Title

!^BILD 60

Exploring Issues of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Relation to Human Biology

Cognitive Science

Course Number

Course Title

!^COGS 2

Cognitive NeuroEconomics

Communication

Course Number

Course Title

!^COMM 10 

Introduction to Communication

!^COMM 30

Digital Media Literacy

!COMM 102C

MMPP Media and the Design of Social Learning
NOTE: Course crosslisting with HDP 115 ended Summer 2015

COMM 129

Race, Nation, & Violence in Multicultural California

!COMM 131

Communication, Dissent, and the Formation of Social Movements

COMM 137

Black Women Filmmakers

!COMM 155

Latinx Space, Place, and Culture

Computer Science & Engineering

Course Number

Course Title

!CSE 194

Race, Gender and Computing 

Critical Gender Studies

Course Number

Course Title

!^CGS 2A

Introduction to Critical Gender Studies

!CGS 105

Queer Theory 

!CGS 112

Sexuality and Nation
(Cross-listed w/ ETHN 127)

CGS 114

Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class
(Cross-listed w/ ETHN 183)

!CGS 119

Asian American Film, Video, and New Media: The Politics of Pleasure
(Cross-listed w/ LTCS 119)

CGS 125

Women of Color Writers

CGS 147

Black Feminisms, Past & Present

CGS 165

Gender and Sexuality in African American Communities
(Cross-listed with ETHN165)

Dimensions of Culture

Course Number

Course Title

 !^DOC 1

Diversity

!DOC 100D

Dimensions of Culture: Promises and Contradictions in US Culture

Economics

Course Number

Course Title

 !ECON 138

Economics of Discrimination

Education Studies

Course Number

Course Title

!^EDS 25

American Higher Education and the Collegiate Experience

!EDS 112 

Urban Education in the US

!EDS 113

   Chicanas/os and Latinos in Education: Policy, Practice and Challenges to Equity

!EDS 116

Equity-Minded Education

!EDS 117

Language, Culture, and Education
(Cross-listed SOCI 117)

!EDS 125

History, Politics, and Theory of Bilingual Education

!EDS 126

Social Organization of Education

EDS 128A-B

Intro to Teaching & Learning/Elementary
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

!EDS 130

Intro to Academic Mentoring of Elementary/School Students
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

!EDS 131

Early Childhood Development and Education
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

!EDS 133

Counseling, Mentoring and Academic Advising (Pre K through 12th Grade) 
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

!EDS 135

Working with Newcomer Communities in San Diego

!EDS 136

Intro to Academic Tutoring of Secondary School Students
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

!EDS 137

Intro to Discipline-Specific Teaching & Learning
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

EDS 138

Intro to Academic Tutoring at Charter Schools
(Corequisite: EDS 139)

Ethnic Studies

Course Number

Course Title

!^ETHN 1 Intro to Ethnic Studies: Land and Labor
!^ETHN 2 Intro to Ethnic Studies: Circulations of Difference
!^ETHN 3 Intro to Ethnic Studies: Making Culture
!^ETHN 20 Intro to Asian American Studies
^ETHN 30 Intro to Chicanx & Latinx Studies
ETHN 101 Ethnic Images on Film
ETHN 103 Environmental Racism
!ETHN 103A The United States and the Pacific World
(cross-listed: HIUS 103)
ETHN 104 Race, Space, and Segregation
ETHN 105 Ethnic Diversity & the City
(cross-listed: USP 104)
ETHN 107 Fieldwork in Racial & Ethnic Communities
(cross-listed: USP 130)
*ETHN 108 Race, Culture, and Social Change
(cross-listed: MUS 151)
ETHN 109 Race & Social Movements
!ETHN 110 Cultural Worldviews of Indigenous America
ETHN 111 Native American Literature
!ETHN 112A History of Native Americans in the US I
(cross-listed: HIUS 108A)
!ETHN 112B History of Native Americans in the US II
(cross-listed: HIUS 108B)
!ETHN 112C California Native American History
ETHN 114A Representing Native America
ETHN 114B Representing Native America—Exhibition Design
ETHN 115 Monsters, Orphans, and Robots
ETHN 117 Organic Social Movements
ETHN 118 Contemporary Immigration Issues
ETHN 119 Race in the Americas
ETHN 120 Race and Performance: The Politics of Popular Culture
ETHN 121 Contemporary Asian American History
ETHN 122 Asian American Culture and Identity
ETHN 123 Asian American Politics
!ETHN 124 Asian American Literature
(cross-listed: LTEN 181)
ETHN 125 Asian American History
(cross-listed: HIUS 124)
ETHN 126 Comparative Filipino and Vietnamese American Identities and Communities
!ETHN 127

Sexuality and Nation (cross-listed: CGS 112)

ETHN 129 Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy (cross-listed: USP 135)
!ETHN 130 Social and Economic History of the Southwest I
(cross-listed: HIUS 158)
!ETHN 131 Social and Economic History of the Southwest II
(cross-listed: HIUS 159)
!ETHN 132 Chicano Dramatic Literature
(cross-listed: TDHT 110)
!ETHN 133 Hispanic American Dramatic Literature
(cross-listed: TDHT 111)
!ETHN 134 Immigration & Ethnicity in Modern American Society
(cross-listed: HIUS 180)
ETHN 135A Early Latino/a Chicano/a Cultural Production: 1848-1960
(cross-listed: LTSP 150A)
ETHN 135B Cont. Latino/a Chicano/a Cultural Production: 1960-Present
(cross-listed: LTSP 150B)
!ETHN 136 The Science and Critical Analysis of Environmental Justice
(cross-listed: SIO 114)
ETHN 137 Latina Issues & Cultural Production
ETHN 139 Chicano Literature in English
(cross-listed: LTEN 180)
ETHN 140 Comparative Refugee Communities from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
!ETHN 140A Refugees San Diego
!ETHN 142 Medicine, Race, and the Global Politics of Inequality
ETHN 143 Chicana/o Film and Media Studies
ETHN 147 Black Feminisms, Past & Present
(cross-listed:/CGS 147)
ETHN 149 African American History in the 20th Century
(cross-listed: HIUS 139)
ETHN 151 Ethnic Politics in America
ETHN 152 Law and Civil Rights
!ETHN 153

Citizenship and Civil Rights in the Twentieth Century 
(Cross-listed with HIUS 136) 

!ETHN 154 History of Mexican America
(Cross-listed w/ HIUS 113)
ETHN 158 Native American Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century
ETHN 159 Topics in African American History
(cross-listed: HIUS 183)
ETHN 162 Practicum in California Tribal Law and Journalism
!ETHN 163F Playing Indian: Native American and First Nations Cinema (cross-listed: TDGE 131)
ETHN 163G Indigenous Theatre and Performance
(cross-listed: TDHT 120)
ETHN 163I  Asian American Histography
(cross-listed: HIUS 177)
ETHN 163J Asian American Social Movements
(cross-listed: HIUS 125)
ETHN 164

African Americans and the Mass Media
(cross-listed: MUS 153)

ETHN 165 Gender and Sexuality in African American Communities
(cross–listed w/ CGS165)
ETHN 166 Arab/Muslim American Identity & Culture
(cross-listed: LTEN 179)
ETHN 167 Muslim Identity in America
!ETHN 168 Comparative Ethnic Literature
(cross-listed: LTEN 178)
ETHN 170 Slavery and the Atlantic World
ETHN 172 Afro American Prose (cross-listed: LTEN 183)
ETHN 174 Themes in Afro American Literature
(cross-listed: LTEN 185)
ETHN 175 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
(cross-listed: LTEN 186)
!ETHN 178 Blues: An Oral Tradition
(cross-listed: MUS 126)
!*ETHN 179 Discover Jazz (cross-listed w/ MUS 127)
!ETHN 180 Topics in Mexican American History
(cross-listed: HIUS 167)
!ETHN 182 Race and Gender in Fantasy and Science Fiction
ETHN 183 Gender, Race, Ethnicity, and Class
(cross-listed w/ CGS 114)
ETHN 184 Black Intellectuals in the Twentieth Century
ETHN 187 Latinx Sexualities
(cross-listed w/ CGS 187)
ETHN 188 African Americans, Religion, and the City
(cross-listed: USP 132)
!ETHN 190

Research Methods: Studying Racial and Ethnic Communities (cross-listed w/ USP 129)

ETHN 197 Fieldwork in Racial & Ethnic Communities

Human Development Sciences

Course Number

Course Title

!HDS 171 Diversity in Human Development: A Cultural Competency Approach
!HDS 173 Race, Media, and Identity Development Across the Lifespan
!HDS 175 Power, Wealth and Inequality in Human Development

History

Course Number

Course Title

!^HILD 7A Race and Ethnicity in the United States
!^HILD 7B Race and Ethnicity in the United States
!^HILD 7C Race and Ethnicity in the United States
!^HILD 7GS Race and Ethnicity in the US (equivalent to HILD 7B)
HILA 100 Conquest and Empire: The Americas
!HITO 136 Jews and African Americans: Slavery, Diaspora, Ghetto
!HITO 155 Race, Sport, and Inequality in the 20th Century
!HITO 156 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the US and Europe: Multiple Multiculturalisms
!HIUS 103 United States and the Pacific World
!HIUS 108A History of Native Americans in the U.S I
(cross-listed: ETHN 112A)
!HIUS 108B History of Native Americans in the U.S II
(cross-listed: ETHN 112B)
!HIUS 112 The US Civil War
!HIUS 113 History of Mexican America
HIUS 117 History of Los Angeles
HIUS 124 Asian American History
(cross-listed: ETHN 125)
!HIUS 125 Asian American Social Movements
(cross-listed: ETHN 163J)
!HIUS 125GS Asian American Social Movements
HIUS 126 The History of Race in the United States
!HIUS 128 African American Legal History
HIUS 129 History of Race & Ethnicity in American Cities
HIUS 134 From Be Bop to Hip Hop: African American Cultural History Since 1945
HIUS 135 The Atlantic World (1492-1803)
!HIUS 136 Citizenship and Civil Rights in the 20th Century
(cross-listed: ETHN 153)
HIUS 139 African American History in the 20th Century
(cross-listed: ETHN 149)
HIUS 146 Race, Riots, & Violence in the U.S.
HIUS 155 From Zoot Suits to Hip Hop: Race and Popular Culture since World War II
!HIUS 157 American Women, American Womanhood 1870 to Present
!HIUS 158 Social and Economic History of the Southwest I
(cross-listed: ETHN 130)
!HIUS 159 Social and Economic History of the Southwest II
(cross-listed: ETHN 131)
!HIUS 167 Topics in Mexican American History
(cross-listed: ETHN 180)
HIUS 176 Race and Sexual Politics
HIUS 177 Asian American Histography (cross-listed: ETHN 163I)
!HIUS 180 Immigration and Ethnicity in Modern American Society (cross-listed: ETHN 134)

Latin American Studies

Course Number

Course Title

!^LATI 10  North by South: Latin American Studies & U.S. Liberation Movements 

Linguistics

Course Number

Course Title

!^LIGN 7 Sign Language and Their Cultures
!^LIGN 8 Language and Cultures in America
LIGN 144 Discourse Analysis: American Sign Language and Performing Arts
!LIGN 149GS The Historical Roots of American Sign Language
!LIGN 175 Sociolinguistics
!LIGN 178 Spanish Sociolinguistics
^LISL 1E Intermediate ASL Conversation

Literature

Course Number

Course Title

LTAM 100 Latino/a Cultures in the United States
LTAM 107 Comparative Latino/a and U.S Ethnic Cultures
LTAM 130 Reading North by South
LTEA 144 Korean American Literature and Other Literatures of Korean Diaspora
!^LTEN 27 Introduction to African American Literature
!^LTEN 28 Introduction to Asian American Literature
!^LTEN 29 Introduction to Chicano Literature
!^LTEN 31 Introduction to Indigenous Literature
!LTEN 169 Topics in Latino/a Literature
!LTEN 171 Comparative Issues in Latino/a Immigration in US Literature
!LTEN 178 Comparative Ethnic Literature
LTEN 180 Chicano Literature in English
!LTEN 181 Asian American Literature
LTEN 183 African American Prose
!LTEN 185 Themes in African American Literature
!LTEN 186 Literature of the Harlem Renaissance
!LTCS 119 Asian American Film, Video, and New Media: The Politics of Pleasure (Cross-listed with CGS 119)
!LTCS 130 Gender, Race/Ethnicity, Class and Culture
!LTCS 165 Special Topics: The Politics of Food
^#LTSP 2D Intermediate/Advanced Spanish: Spanish for Bilingual Speakers
^#LTSP 2E Advanced Reading & Composition for Bilingual Speakers
#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 162 Spanish Language in the United States

Music

Course Number

Course Title

!*^MUS 8 American Music: Jazz Cultures
!*^MUS 8GS American Music: Jazz Cultures
!*^MUS 17 Hip Hop
!*^MUS 19/19R  Blacktronika: Afrofuturism in Electronic Music 
!*MUS 126 Blues: An Oral Tradition
(cross-listed w/ ETHN 178)
!*MUS 127 Discover Jazz
(cross-listed w/ ETHN 179)
*MUS 137A Jazz Theory & Improvisation
*MUS 137B Jazz Theory & Improvisation
*MUS 137C Jazz Theory & Improvisation
!*MUS 150 Jazz and the Music of the African Diaspora
*MUS 151 Race, Culture, and Social Change
*MUS 152 Hip Hop: The Politics of Culture
*MUS 153 African Americans and the Mass Media
(cross-listed: ETHN 164)

Philosophy

Course Number

Course Title

!^PHIL 35 Philosophy in the Americas
!PHIL 155 Mexican Philosophy
!PHIL 156 Latinx Philosophy
!PHIL 165 Freedom, Equality and the Law
!PHIL 170 Philosophy and Race

Political Science

Course Number

Course Title

!POLI 100H Race and Ethnicity in American Politics
!POLI 100I Participation and Inequality
POLI 100J Race in American Political Development
!POLI 100O Perspectives on Race
!POLI 100Q Advanced Topics in Racial Politics
POLI 100Y Asian American Politics in the United States
POLI 104N Race and Law
!POLI 105A Latino Politics in the US
POLI 105B Understanding Interracial Conflict
!POLI 108 Politics of Multiculturalism
POLI 146A The U.S and Latin America: Political & Economic Relations
!POLI 150A Politics of Immigration

Psychology

Course Number

Course Title

!PSYC 131 Scientific Racism: Genetics, Intelligence, and Race

Rady School of Management

Course Number

Course Title

!^MGT 18 Managing Diverse Teams
!^MGT 18GS Managing Diverse Teams

Religion

Course Number

Course Title

!RELI 148 Religion and Women's Activism
!RELI 149 Islam in America
!RELI 155 African American Religions

Scripps Institute of Oceanography

Course Number

Course Title

!SIO 114 The Science and Critical Analysis of Environmental Justice
(cross-listed w/ ETHN 136)

Sociology

Course Number

Course Title

!^SOCI 2 The Study of Society
!SOCI 111 Local Lives, Global Problems
!SOCI 117 Language, Culture and Education
(cross-listed: EDS 117)
!SOCI 125 Sociology of Immigration
!SOCI 125M Sociology of Refugees, Asylum and Forced Migration
!SOCI 126 Social Organization of Education
(cross-listed: EDS 126)
!SOCI 127 Immigration, Race, & Ethnicity
!SOCI 138 Genetics and Society
!SOCI 139 Social Inequalities: Class, Race and Gender
!SOCI 151 Social Movement from Civil Rights to Black Lives Matter
!SOCI 153 Urban Sociology
!SOCI 173 Sociology of Health, Illness and Medicine
SOCI 183 The Geography of American Opportunity (cross-listed: USP 183)

Theatre & Dance

Course Number

Course Title

^*TDGE 12 Topics in Cinema and Race
!*TDGE 127 The Films of Spike Lee
!*TDGE 131 Playing Indian: Native American and First Nations Cinema
(cross-listed: ETHN 163F)
!*TDHT 103 Asian American Theatre
!*TDHT 107 American Theatre
*TDHT 108 Luis Valdez
!*TDHT 109 African American Theatre
!*TDHT 110 Chicano Dramatic Literature
(cross-listed: ETHN 132)
!*TDHT 111 Hispanic American Dramatic Literature
(cross-listed: ETHN 133)
!*TDHT 120 Indigenous Theatre and Performance
(cross-listed: ETHN 163G)
*TDMV 130 Intermediate Jazz Dance
*TDMV 133 Advanced Jazz Dance
*TDMV 148 Intermediate Hip Hop
*TDMV 149 Advanced Hip Hop

Thurgood Marshall College

Course Number

Course Title

TMC 198 TMC Directed group Study (jr/sr, dept)

Urban Studies & Planning

Course Number

Course Title

!^USP 1 History of US Urban Communities
!^USP 3 The City and Social Theory
USP 104 Ethnic Diversity & The City
(cross-listed: ETHN 105)
USP 106 The History of Race and Ethnicity in American Cities
(cross-listed HIEU 129)
!USP 129 Research Methods: Studying Racial and Ethnic Communities
(cross-listed: ETHN 190)
USP 132 African Americans, Religion, and the City
(cross-listed: ETHN 188)
USP 135 Asian & Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy
(cross-listed: ETHN 129)
USP 147 Case Studies in Health Care Programs/Poor and Underserved Population
USP 183 The Geography of American Opportunity
(cross-listed: SOCI 183)

Visual Arts

Course Number

Course Title

*VIS 126HN Pacific Coast American Indian Art
*VIS 126I Southwest American Indian Art
*VIS 126J African and Afro-American Art
!*VIS 152D Identity Through Transnational Cinemas
Last Updated: 09/20/2021