Third World Studies

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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.

See listings also under the Departments of Anthropology, Communication, History, Literature, Political Science, and Sociology for other Third World area offerings.

Lower Division

21-22-23-24-25-26. Third World Literatures (4-4-4-4-4-4)

An introduction to the cultures of various Third World countries through close reading of selected literary texts. TWS 21 focuses on African literature, TWS 22 deals with Latin American literature, TWS 23 examines Chinese literature, TWS 24 examines Caribbean literature, TWS 25 focuses on Middle Eastern literature, and TWS 26 treats literature of the Indian Subcontinent. Topics will vary each quarter. (F,W,S)

Upper Division

132. Literature and Third World Societies (4)

This course will investigate novelistic and dramatic treatments of European society in the era of nineteenth-century imperialism, Third World societies under the impact of colonialism, and the position of national minorities inside the United States to the present day. Attention will center on the interplay between the aesthetic merits and social-historical-philosophical content of the works read.

135. Bilingualism: Research and Field Studies (4)

A study of sociolinguistic findings on bilingualism throughout the world and an evaluation of bilingual education theories. The students will also engage in surveys of local communities to assess bilingualism and educational needs of bilingual communities. Prerequisites: upper-division standing.

190. Undergraduate Seminars (4)

Seminars will be organized on the basis of topics with readings, discussions, and papers. Specific subjects to be covered will change each quarter depending on particular interest of instructors or students. May be repeated for credit.

197. Fieldwork (4)

In an attempt to explore and study some unique processes and aspects of community life, students will engage in research in field settings. Topics to be researched may vary, but in each case the course will provide skills for carrying out these studies.

198. Directed Group Studies (2 or 4)

Directed group study on a topic or in a field not included in the regular department curriculum, by special arrangement with a faculty member. Prerequisites: upper-division standing.

199. Independent Study (2 or 4)

Tutorial, individual guided reading and research projects (to be arranged between student and instructor) in an area not normally covered in courses currently being offered in the department. (P/NP grades only.) Prerequisites: upper-division standing and consent of instructor. (F,W,S)

Third World studies offerings in other departments:

Anthropology: Regional

ANRG 104. Traditional African Societies and Cultures

ANRG 170. Traditional Chinese Society

ANRG 173. Chinese Popular Religion

ANRG 182. Ethnography of Island Southeast Asia

Anthropology: Sociocultural

ANSC 131. Urban Cultures in Latin America

ANSC 142. Anthropology of Latin America

ANSC 165. Contemporary South Asia

Communication and Culture

COMM 156. Colonialism and Communication

Ethnic Studies

ETHN 142. Medicine, Race, and the Global Politics of Inequality

History

HIAF 111. Modern Africa since 1880

HIAF 112. West Africa since 1880

HIAF 113. Small Wars and the Global Order: Africa and Asia

HIAF 120. History of South Africa

HIAF 130. African Society and the Slave Trade

HIAF 160. Special Topics in the Economic History of Africa

HIAF 161. Special Topics in African History

HIEA 113. The Fifteen-Year War in Asia and the Pacific

HIEA 130. History of the Modern Chinese Revolution: 1800–1911

HIEA 131. History of the Modern Chinese Revolution: 1911–1949

HIEA 132. History of the People’s Republic of China

HIEA 137. Women and Family in Chinese History

HILA 100. Latin America: Colonial Transformation

HILA 101. Latin America: The Construction of Independence 1810–1898

HILA 102. Latin America in the Twentieth Century

HILA 112. Economic and Social History of Andean Region

HILA 113. Lord and Peasant in Latin America

HILA 114. Dictatorships in Latin America

HILA 115. The Latin American City: A History

HILA 116. Encounter of Two Worlds: Early Colonial Latin America

HILA 120. History of Argentina

HILA 121. History of Brazil

HILA 122. Cuba: From Colony to Social Republic

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

HILA 127. History, Culture, and Power

HILA 131. A History of Mexico

HILA 132. A History of Contemporary Mexico

HILA 160. Topics in Latin America Colonial History: 1500–1820

HILA 161. History of Women in Latin America

HILA 162. Special Topics in Latin America

HINE 114. History of the Islamic Middle East

Literature

English

LTEN 188. Contemporary Caribbean Literature

LTEN 189. Twentieth Century Postcolonial Literatures

Spanish (texts read in Spanish)

LTSP 130B. Development of Latin American Literature

LTSP 133. Spanish American Literature: Twentieth Century

LTSP 134. Argentine Literature

LTSP 135. Mexican Literature

LTSP 136. Peruvian Literature

LTSP 137. Caribbean Literature

LTSP 140. Spanish American Novel

LTSP 141. Spanish American Poetry

LTSP 142. Spanish American Short Story

LTSP 172. Indigenista Themes in Spanish American Literature

LTSP 173. Problems in Spanish and Spanish American Literary History

Literatures of the World (texts read in English)

LTAF 110. African Oral Literature

LTAF 120. Literature and Film of Modern Africa

LTAM 110. Latin American Literature in Translation

LTAM 111. Comparative Caribbean Discourse

LTAM 120. Mexican Literature in Translation

LTEA 100A. Classical Chinese Poetry in Translation

LTEA 100B. Modern Chinese Poetry in Translation

LTEA 110C. Contemporary Chinese Fiction in Translation

LTEA 136. Special Topics in Japanese Literature

LTCS 133. Globalization and Culture

Political Science

POLI 130H. Vietnam: The Politics of Intervention

POLI 134A. Comparative Politics of Latin America

POLI 134B. Politics in Mexico

POLI 134D. Selected Topics in Latin American Politics

POLI 134N. Politics in Central America

POLI 144AB. Selected Topics in International Political Economy

POLI 145B. Conflict and Cooperation in International Politics

POLI 146A. The U.S. and Latin America: Political and Economic Relations

POLI 150A. Politics of Immigration

Sociology: B

SOCB 114. Culture and Ethnicity

Sociology: C

SOCC 139. Social Inequality: Class, Race, and Gender

Sociology: D

SOCD 151. Comparative Race and Ethnic Relations

SOCD 158. Islam in the Modern World

SOCD 179. Social Change

SOCD 182. Ethnicity and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

SOCD 183. Minorities and Nations

SOCD 185. Globalization and Social Development

SOCD 187. African Societies through Film

SOCD 188A. Community and Social Change in Africa

SOCD 188B. Chinese Society

SOCD 188D. Latin America: Society and Politics

SOCD 188J. Change in Modern South Africa

Students wishing to include additional related courses from these and other departments should consult a Third World studies adviser.