Historical Processes and Interpretations of the Americas Concentration, Latin America and Latino Studies (BA)

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The courses in this concentration explore the historical processes that have created and continue to shape the diverse people living in the Americas throughout the centuries, focusing specifically on the peoples of Latin American origins and by calling attention to the complex interplay among Indigenous, African, European, Arab, Asian and Semitic societies in the region. This concentration provides the methodological and theoretical tools to analyze longitudinally and comparatively key historical issues such as colonization, imperialism, militarism, revolution, the struggles for liberation and self-determination, nationalism, and the creation of borders and boundaries, as well as the development of unique art and literary expressions.

Course Requirements

Course Title Quarter Hours
Select six courses from the following: 124
LATIN AMERICA TO C. 1765: PRE-COLUMBIAN SOCIETIES AND THE COLONIAL PERIOD
LATIN AMERICA, 1765-1914: THE LONG 19TH CENTURY
LATIN AMERICA, 1914-2010
FILM AND LATIN AMERICAN HISTORY
MEXICO AFTER INDEPENDENCE
MEXICO: FROMTHE OLMECS TO INDEPENDENCE
SPAIN AND PORTUGAL
MAYA ART AND ARCHITECTURE
ART OF MESOAMERICA
ART OF THE ANDES
ART IN THE SPANISH AMERICAN EMPIRE
ART OF THE ANCIENT AMERICAS
MODERN LATIN AMERICAN ART
MEXICAN ART
IMPERIAL SPAIN, 1469-1808
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (TIME AND HISTORY IN LATIN AMERICAN EXPERIENCE)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN ART)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (SURVEY OF LATIN AMERICAN ART)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (PRE-COLUMBIAN ART)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (BORDER ACTIVISM)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARABS IN THE AMERICAS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CARIBBEAN VISIONS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN PHILOSOPHY)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LATIN AMERICAN/NEW GLOBAL ECONOMY)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN BRAZIL)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (LITERATURE/IDENTITY/LATIN AMERICA)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (PERFORMING POWER IN BRAZIL)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (ARCHAEOLOGY/CATHOLIC MISSIONS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (COLONIAL PARADOX OF PUERTO RICO)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES (REVOLUTIONS & PEASANT REBELLIONS)
GLOBALIZATION IN THE AMERICAS
EXPERIENCING MEXICAN ART
COLONIAL LATIN AMERICAN ART
INDIGENOUS POLITICAL STRUGGLES
REVOLUTIONS AND PEASANT REBELLIONS

Open Electives

Open elective credit also is required to meet the minimum graduation requirement of 192 hours.