Latin American Studies

The following 2020-2021 courses count for concentration credit in the Latin American Studies field.

In most cases, this means that at least 50% of the material in the course relates directly to the student’s field. If you find a course that you think is well-suited to your own particular course of study, but that does not appear on the list, please petition the Committee on Instruction for credit, keeping in mind the 50% guideline.

Please note that this list will be updated through the start of the semester. Please check back before registering for classes.

Look to the key below to determine which courses can count towards specific field requirements. Click on the requirement term to see a short list of courses that fulfill that field requirement. If you have any questions, please direct them to Assistant Director of Studies Briana Smith.

Key to Requirements:
S: Survey
TH: Transnational History
TL: Transnational Literature
Pre-1900: Pre-1900


AAAS 187. African Religion in the Diaspora. Olupona. (TH) (TL) (Pre-1900)

AAAS 119X. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin. (TH)

AAAS 199X. Social Revolutions in Latin America. de la Fuente. (S) (TH)


Anthropology 1180. American History Before Columbus. Liebmann. (S) (TH) (Pre-1900)

Anthropology 1178. Amazonian Archaeology. Weber. (S) (TH) (Pre-1900)

Anthropology 1181. Tacos, Tamales, and Tequila: Eating and Drinking in Ancient Mexico. Carballo. (S) (Pre-1900)


Comparative Literature 195. The Borges Machine. Siskind.


Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 142. Introduction to Latinx Studies. Garzo. (TH)

Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 144. Decolonial Poetics and Aesthetics. Garzo. (TL)

Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 145. Latinx Xicanx Indigeneities. Garzo. (TH) (TL)


Gen Ed 1089. The Border: Race Politics, and Health in Modern Mexico. Soto Laveaga. (S)

Gen Ed 1148. Moctezuma's Mexico, Then and Now: The Past, the Present and Pandemics in North America. Carrasco and Fash. (TH) (Pre-1900)


Government 1292. Politics in Brazil. Hagopian. (S)

Government 1295. Comparative Politics in Latin America. Levitsky. (S)


History 1931. Slavery, Disease, and Race: Brazil in the Atlantic World. Chalhoub.

History 1933. Literature and Urban History: Views from Brazil and the United States. Chalhoub and Carvalho.

History 1937. Social Revolutions in Latin America. De la Fuente. (S) (TH)


History & Literature 90EN. Latin American Revolutions. Mestaz. (TH) (TL)


History of Art and Architecture 197. The Imperial Arts of the Inca and the Aztec. Cummins. (S) (Pre-1900)


Music 146. Introduction to Latin American Music. Terry.


Portuguese 76. Women's Voices in the Brazilian Literary Tradition. Gontijo.


Romance Studies 85. Urban Diversity and Its Discontents. Carvalho.

Romance Studies 110. Haiti, Cuba, Martinique: Cultures of Resistance. Richman. (TL)

Romance Studies 140. Latin American Cities and Visual Cultures. Carvalho and de Mattos. (TL)


Social Studies 98OW. Crime and Security in Latin America. Jusionyte. (TH)


Spanish 61N. The Ethics of Business in Latin America. Gutierrez.

Spanish 61PH. Spanish for Public Health. Gutierrez.

Spanish 66. Reading and Writing in Latin America: Creative Genres. Gutierrez. (TL)

Spanish 70. Introduction to Latin American Studies: Modernity, Culture and Politics. Siskind. (TL)

Spanish 113. Cultural and Political Myth-Making: Eva Peron, Che Guevara, Simon Bolivar and La Malinche.Sorensen. (TH) (TL)

Spanish 137. Libertades literarias: Afro-Latinoamérica escribe. Sommer. (TL)

Spanish 142. Immigration and the Globalization of Borders. Vega-Duran. (TL)

Spanish 194. The Borges Machine. Siskind.