Latin American Studies

All courses, faculty listings, and curricular and degree requirements described herein are subject to change or deletion without notice. Updates may be found on the Academic Senate website: http://senate.ucsd.edu/catalog-copy/approved-updates/.

Courses

For course descriptions not found in the UC San Diego General Catalog, 2014–15, please contact the department for more information.

LATI 1A. Zapotec Conversation and Analysis I (4)

Presentation and practice of the grammatical structures of Valley Zapotec, an indigenous language from Mexico. Course focus on listening, speaking, and writing. Students gain basic knowledge of grammatical principles in order to understand the structure and rules of the language.

LATI 1B. Zapotec Conversation and Analysis II (4)

Presentation and practice of the grammatical structures of Valley Zapotec, an indigenous language from Mexico. Course teaches comprehensive vocabulary through listening, speaking, reading, and writing activities. Course also focuses on oral proficiency/grammar, including verb conjugation and other grammatical structures. Prerequisites: LATI 1A.

LATI 1C. Zapotec Conversation and Analysis III (4)

Presentation and practice of the grammatical structures of Valley Zapotec, an indigenous language from Mexico. Course gives students an advanced understanding of written and spoken Valley Zapotec through reading, conversation, group presentations, and composition. Prerequisites: LATI 1B.

LATI 50. Introduction to Latin America (4)

Interdisciplinary overview of society and culture in Latin America—including Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America: legacies of conquest, patterns of economic development, changing roles of women, expressions of popular culture, cycles of political change, and U.S.–Latin American relations.

LATI 50XL. Foreign Language Discussion—Introduction to Latin America (1)

Students will exercise advanced foreign language skills to discuss materials and the correspondingly numbered Latin American Studies foreign area course. This section is taught by the course instructor, has no final exam, and does not affect the grade in the core course, LATI 50.

LATI 87. Freshman Seminar (1)

The Freshman Seminar Program is designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman Seminars are offered in all campus departments and undergraduate colleges, and topics vary from quarter to quarter. Enrollment is limited to fifteen to twenty students, with preference given to entering freshmen.

LATI 122A. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Seminar (4)

Introductory survey of methods used by social and health scientists to gather primary research data on international migrant and refugee populations, including sample surveys, unstructured interviewing, and ethnographic observation. Basic fieldwork practices, ethics, and problem-solving techniques will also be covered. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 122A and LATI 122A. Recommended: advanced competency in conversational Spanish. Prerequisites: permission of instructor (department authorization required).

LATI 122B. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Practicum (12)

Students will collect survey and qualitative data among Mexican migrants to the United States and potential migrants, participate in team research, organize data collected for analysis, and submit a detailed outline of an article to be based on field data. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 122B and LATI 122B. Recommended: advanced competency in conversational Spanish. Prerequisites: LATI 122A; permission of instructor (department authorization required).

LATI 122C. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Data Analysis (4)

Continuation of SOCI 122B. Students analyze primary data they have collected in field research sites and coauthor an article for publication. Methods for organizing and processing field data, techniques of quantitative data analysis, and report preparation conventions will be covered. Students may not receive credit for both SOCI 122C and LATI 122C. Prerequisites: LATI 122B; permission of instructor (department authorization required).

LATI 180. Special Topics in Latin American Studies (4)

Readings and discussion of substantive issues and research in Latin American studies. Topics may include the study of a specific society or a particular issue in comparative cross-national perspective. Topics will vary from year to year. Prerequisites: LATI 50 or permission of instructor, upper-division standing.

LATI 190. Senior Seminar (4)

Research seminar on selected topics in the study of Latin America; all students will be required to prepare and present independent research papers. (Honors students will present drafts of senior research theses, of no less than fifty pages in length; non-honors students will present final versions of analytical papers of approximately twenty-five to forty pages in length.) Prerequisites: satisfactory completion of LATI 50 and a working knowledge of Spanish.

LATI 191. Honors Seminar (4)

Independent reading and research under direction of a member of the faculty group in Latin American Studies; goal is to provide honors students with an opportunity to complete senior research thesis (to be defended before three-person interdisciplinary faculty committee). Prerequisites: successful completion of LATI 50, working knowledge of Spanish; minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major.

LATI 199. Individual Study (4)

Guided and supervised reading of the literature on Latin America in the interdisciplinary areas of anthropology, communications, economics, history, literature, political science, and sociology. For students majoring in Latin American Studies, reading will focus around potential topics for senior papers; for honors students in Latin American Studies, reading will culminate in formulation of a prospectus for the research thesis. Prerequisites: LATI 50 and working knowledge of Spanish.

LATI 200. Core Seminar on Interdisciplinary Research and Methodology in Latin American Studies (4)

A team-taught course wherein members of the faculty group in Latin American Studies present diverse disciplinary and thematic approaches to the region. Topics vary from year to year. Grades are based on discussions and on a series of analytical papers. Prerequisites: enrollment in the master’s degree program in Latin American Studies or permission of instructor.

LATI 222A. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Seminar (4)

Survey of methods used by social and health scientists to gather primary data on international migrant and refugee populations, including sample surveys, unstructured interviewing, and ethnographic observation. Students serve as team leaders, design questionnaires, and conduct literature reviews. Prerequisites: permission of instructor, advanced competence in conversational Spanish (department authorization required).

LATI 222B. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Practicum (12)

Students collect survey and qualitative data in Mexican migrants’ communities of origin and destination, serve as team leaders, organize field data collection within specific subpopulations, and prepare a detailed outline of a proposed journal article to be based on field data. Prerequisites: LATI 222A, permission of instructor, advanced competence in conversational Spanish (department authorization required).

LATI 222C. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Data Analysis (4)

Serving as team leaders, students design and execute analysis of data they have collected in Mexican and US field research sites, and coauthor a publishable article. Methods for organizing field data, advanced techniques of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, and report preparation conventions are covered. Prerequisites: LATI 222B, permission of instructor (department authorization required).

LATI 298. Directed Reading (1–12)

Guided and supervised reading of the literature of the several areas included in the interdisciplinary fields of anthropology, communications, economics, history, literature, political science, and sociology. Prerequisites: graduate standing in Latin American Studies.

LATI 299. Independent Research (1–12)

Independent work by graduate students engaged in thesis research and writing under the direct supervision of a faculty adviser.

LATI 500. Teaching Apprenticeship (1-4)

The course is designed for teaching assistants to learn effective teaching methods through supervision and mentorship by the faculty. Student will learn handling of discussions; preparation and grading of examinations and other written exercises; and student relations.

Courses That Satisfy Undergraduate Degree Elective Requirements in Latin American Studies

Approved Interdisciplinary Courses: The following is a list of courses available in UC San Diego departments that are approved to satisfy the elective requirements of the major and minor in Latin American studies. Master’s students in the program may also take up to four of these courses, with the exception of the methods courses. Please note that these courses may not be offered every quarter or year and new courses may be added. Check the current schedule of classes or the Latin American studies website (http://cilas.ucsd.edu) for updated information.

The Departments of Linguistics and Literature and the Graduate School of International Relations and Pacific Studies offer language courses in Spanish and Portuguese. Language courses do not count toward the course requirements for Latin American studies degrees.

Anthropology

ANAR 100. Special Topics in Anthropological Archaeology (when Latin American content)

ANAR 153. The Mysterious Maya

ANAR 154. Aztecs and Their Ancestors

ANAR 155. Study Abroad: Ancient Mesoamerica

ANAR 156. The Archaeology of South America

ANAR 156-XL. The Archaeology of South America (FLD)

ANAR 157. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 157S. Early Empires of the Andes: The Middle Horizon

ANAR 157-XL. The Andean Middle Horizon (FLD)

ANAR 158. The Inca: Empire of the Andes

ANSC 100. Special Topics in Socio-Cultural Anthropology

ANSC 110. Societies and Cultures of the Caribbean

ANSC 116. Languages of the Americans: Mayan

ANSC 125. Gender, Sexuality, and Society

ANSC 131. Urban Cultures in Latin America

ANSC 132. Modernity in Brazil

ANSC 135. Indigenous Peoples of Latin America

ANSC 142. Anthropology of Latin America

Communication

COMM 104G. Comparative Media Systems: Latin America and the Caribbean

COMM 140. Cinema in Latin America

COMM 142. Cuban Cinema

COMM 155. Latino Space, Place, and Culture

COMM 168. Bilingual Communication

Economics

Econ 114. Economics of Immigration

Econ 161. Latin American Economic Development

Econ 162. Economics of Mexico

Ethnic Studies

ETHN 116. The United States-Mexico Border in Comparative Perspective

ETHN 117. Organic Social Movements

ETHN 118. Contemporary Immigration Issues

ETHN 119. Race in the Americas

ETHN 129. Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy

ETHN 130. Social and Economic History of the Southwest I

ETHN 131. Social and Economic History of the Southwest II

ETHN 132. Chicano Dramatic Literature

ETHN 133. Hispanic American Dramatic Literature

ETHN 135A. Early Latino/a-Chicano/a Cultural Production, 1848–1960

ETHN 135B. Early Latino/a-Chicano/a Cultural Production, 1960–Present

ETHN 136. Topics in Chicano/a-Latino/a Cultures

ETHN 138. Chicano/a and Latino/a Poetry

ETHN 144. Bilingual Communities in the U.S.A.

ETHN 145. Spanish Language in the United States

ETHN 148. Latino/a and Chicano/a Literature

ETHN 180. Special Topics in Mexican-American History

ETHN 189. Special Topics in Ethnic Studies

History

HIEU 138. Imperial Spain, 1476–1808

HILA 100. Latin American Colonial Transformation

HILA 101. Latin American Independence 1810–1898

HILA 103. Revolution in Modern Latin America

HILA 104. Modern U.S.–Latin America Relations

HILA 112. Economic and Social History of the Andean Region

HILA 113. Lord and Peasant in Latin America

HILA 114. Dictatorship in Latin America

HILA 115. Latin American City, A History

HILA 116. El Salvador and the U.S.: Human Rights and Revolution

HILA 120. History of Argentina

HILA 121. History of Brazil

HILA 121A. History of Brazil: 1808 to 1904

HILA 122. Cuba: From Colony to Socialist Republic

HILA 124A. History of Women and Gender in Latin America

HILA 126. From Columbus to Castro: Caribbean Culture and Society

HILA 127. History, Culture, and Power

HILA 131. History of Mexico

HILA 132. History of Contemporary Mexico

HILA 161. History of Women in Latin America

HILA 162. Special Topics in Latin American History

HILA 163. History of Chile 1880–Present

HILA 164. Women’s Work and Family Life in Latin America

HILA 167. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HILA 168. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HILA 169. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HIUS 117. History of Los Angeles

HIUS 158. Social and Economic History of the Southwest I

HIUS 159. Social and Economic History of the Southwest II

HIUS 167. Topics in Mexican-American History

Latin American Studies

LATI 50. Introduction to Latin America

LATI 50XL. Foreign Language Discussion—Introduction to Latin America

LATI 87. Freshman Seminar

LATI 120. Special Topics in Latin America

LATI 122A. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Seminar

LATI 122B. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Practicum

LATI 122C. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Data Analysis

LATI 190. Senior Seminar

LATI 191. Honors Thesis Seminar

LATI 199. Independent Study

Literature

LTAM 100. Latino/a Cultures in the United States

LTAM 101. Early Latino/a-Chicano/a Cultures: 1848–1960

LTAM 102. Contemporary Chicano/a-Latino/a Cultural Production: 1960 to Present

LTAM 105. Gender and Sexuality in Latino/a Cultural Production

LTAM 106. Modern Chicana and Mexican Women Writings

LTAM 107. Comparative Latino/a and US 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. Contemporary Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 130. Reading North by South

LTAM 132. The Dark Side of Enlightenment in Spain, America, and the Philippines

LTEN 29. Introduction to Chicano Literature

LTEN 180. Chicano Literature in English

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTSP 50BC. Readings in Latin American Topics

LTSP 107. Literature of the Fifteenth Century

LTSP 119ABC. Cervantes

LTSP 123. Topics in Modern Spanish Culture

LTSP 130B. Development of Latin American Literature

LTSP 134. Literature of the Southern Cone

LTSP 135A. Mexican Literature Before 1910

LTSP 135B. Modern Mexican Literature

LTSP 136. Andean Literature

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 to 1960

LTSP 150B. Early Latino/a-Chicano/a Cultural Production, 1960–Present

LTSP 151. Topics in Chicano/a-Latino/a Cultures

LTSP 153. Chicano/a and Latino/a Poetry

LTSP 154. Latino/a and Chicano/a Literature

LTSP 162. Spanish Language in the United States

LTSP 170. Contemporary Theories of Cultural Production

LTSP 171. Studies in Peninsular and/or Latin American Literature and Society

LTSP 172. Indigenista Themes in Spanish American Literature

LTSP 173. Problems in Spanish and Spanish American Literary History

LTSP 174. Topics in Culture and Politics

LTSP 175. Gender, Sexuality, and Culture

LTSP 176. Literature and Nation (when Latin American content)

LTSP 177. Literary and Historical Migrations

LTSP 178. New Latin American Social Movements

Music

MUS 111. Topics/World Music Traditions (when Latin American content)

Political Science

Poli Sci 105A. Latino Politics in the U.S.

Poli Sci 134AA. Comparative Politics of Latin America

Poli Sci 134B. Politics in Mexico

Poli Sci 134D. Selected Topics in Latin American Politics

Poli Sci 134I. Politics in the Southern Cone of Latin America

Poli Sci 134N. Politics in Central America

Poli Sci 145A. International Politics and Drugs

Poli Sci 150A. Politics of Immigration

Poli Sci 154. Special Topics in International Relations (when Latin American content)

Sociology

SOCI 125. Sociology of Immigration

SOCI 163. Migration and the Law (when Latin American content)

SOCI 175. Nationality and Citizenship

SOCI 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCI 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCI 188M. Social Movements in Latin America

Theatre and Dance

TDMV 140. Beginning Dances of the World

TDMV 141. Advanced Dances of the World

TDMV 142. Latin Dance of the World

THHS 108. Luis Valdez

THHS 110. Chicano Dramatic Literature

THHS 111. Hispanic American Dramatic Literature

THHS 112. Gay and Lesbian Themes in US Latino Theatre

TDHT 108. Luis Valdez

TDHT 110. Chicano Dramatic Literature

TDHT 111. Hispanic American Dramatic Literature

TDHT 112. Gay and Lesbian Themes in US Latino Theatre

Urban Studies and Planning

USP 135. Asian and Latina Immigrant Workers in the Global Economy

Visual Arts

VIS 125F. Latin American Film

VIS 126AN. Pre-Columbian Art of Ancient Mexico and Central America

VIS 126BN. Art and Civilization/Ancient Maya

VIS 126C. Problems in Meso-American Art History

VIS 126D. Problems in Ancient Maya Iconography and Inscriptions

VIS 126P. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1890–1950

VIS 126Q. Latin American Art: Modern to Postmodern 1950–Present

VIS 126R. Latin American Photography

VIS 128D. Topics in Art History of the Americas

VIS 152. Film in the Social Context (when Latin American content)

Methods courses

Undergraduate majors should take one of the following methods courses:

ANSC 169. Culture and Environment: Research Seminar and Practicum

CGS 100. Conceptualizing Gender: Theories and Methods

COMM 101E. Media Production Lab: Ethnographic Methods for Media Production

ETHN 107. Fieldwork in Racial and Ethnic Communities

ETHN 190. Research Methods: Studying Racial and Ethnic Communities

LTCS 100. Theories and Methods in Cultural Studies

LTCS 102. Practicing Cultural Studies

POLI 170A. Introductory Statistics for Political Science and Public Policy

SOCI 104. Field Research: Methods of Participant Observation

SOCI 104Q. Qualitative Interviewing

SOCI 105. Ethnographic Film: Media Methods

SOCI 106. Comparative and Historical Methods

SOCI 108. Survey Research Design

Courses That Satisfy Graduate Degree Requirements in Latin American Studies

The following is a list of courses available in UC San Diego departments that are approved to satisfy the requirements of the master’s degree in Latin American studies. Master’s students may also take up to four of the undergraduate level courses listed above, including the four courses required of the undergraduate minor. They may not take one of the undergraduate methods classes. Please note that these courses may not be offered every quarter or year and new courses may be added. Check the current Schedule of Classes or the Latin American studies website (http://cilas.ucsd.edu) for updated information.

Anthropology

ANTH 205. Third World Cities

ANTH 225. Andean Prehistory

ANTH 228. Inca Empire: Society and Statecraft

ANTH 242. Anthropology of Latin America

ANTH 244. Andean Prehistory

ANTH 246. The Inca and the Late Horizon

ANTH 269. Current Readings in Latin America

ANTH 291. Archaeology of Highland Mexico

Ethnic Studies

ETHN 260. Transnationalism and Borderlands

History

HILA 261. History of Women in Latin America

HILA 262. Special Topics in Latin American History

HILA 263. History of Chile 1880–Present

HILA 264. Women’s Work and Family Life in Latin America

HILA 267. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HILA 268. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HILA 269. Historical Scholarship on Latin American History

HIGR 245ABC. Historical Scholarship on Latin America

HIGR 247AB. Readings and Seminar on Colonial Latin America

HIGR 248AB. Readings and Seminar on Latin America, National Period

HIGR 252. History, Social Evolution, and Intellectuals in the Andes

International Relations and Pacific Studies

IRGN 409. Economic Policy in Latin America

IRGN 454. Current Issue/U.S.–Latin American Relations

IRGN 479. Politics and Institutions in Latin America

IRGN 490. Special Topics (with Latin American content)

Latin American Studies

LATI 200. Core Seminar in Latin American Studies

LATI 220. Special Topics in Latin America

LATI 222A. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Seminar

LATI 222B. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Practicum

LATI 222C. Field Research Methods for Migration Studies: Data Analysis

LATI 298. Directed Reading

LATI 299. Independent Research

LATI 500. Teaching Apprenticeship

Literature

LTSP 224. Golden Age Studies

LTSP 252. Studies in Modern Hispanic Literature and Culture

LTSP 258. Spanish American Prose

LTSP 272. Literature and Society Studies

LTSP 275. Latin American Literature/Literary and Cultural Theory since the 60s

Political Science

Poli Sci 229. Special Topics: Comparative Politics (when Latin American content)

Poli Sci 236. Immigration Policy and Politics

Poli Sci 248. Special Topic/International Relations: Latin American Foreign Policy

Sociology

SOCG 258. Institutional Change in the Contemporary World: Latin American Societies in a Comparative Perspective

SOCG 264. Economic Sociology (if Latin American content)

SOCG 282. Immigration and Citizen

Visual Arts

VIS 257. Seminar in Meso-American Art

VIS 259. Seminar in Latin American Art