Latin American Studies

The following 2022-2023 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.

"F" indicates a course offered during the fall semester. "Sp" indicates a course offered during the spring semester. 

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

African and African American Studies 119X. Chocolate, Culture, and the Politics of Food. Martin. TH SP

Anthropology 1781. What is Latin America? Politics, Culture, Identity. Fierman. S TH F


Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 148. Indigeneity and Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori. TH Sp

Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 149. Latinx Representation in Media, Films, and Pop Culture. Mendoza-Mori. TL Sp

Ethnicity, Migration, and Rights 1010. Topics in Latinx Studies: Imagining Latinidad. Mendoza-Mori. S TH TL F


Gen Ed 1019. The Caribbean Crucible: Colonialism, Capitalism, and Post-Colonial Misdevelopment in the Region. Patterson. TH F

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

Gen Ed 1148. Moctezuma's Mexico Then and Now. Carrasco. Pre-1900 F

Gen Ed 1178. Mexico and the Making of Global Cuisine. Carballo. Sp


Government 94DC. Democracy in Crisis in Latin America. Hagiopian. Sp

Government 1295. Comparative Politics in Latin America. Levitsky. S Sp


History 12G. Atlantic Slave Wars. Brown. Pre-1900 TH F

History 1513. History of Modern Latin America. Weld. S TH Sp


History & Literature 90FX. Imagining Latin America. Alpert. TH TL F

History & Literature 90FI. Race and Empire in the Americas. Waits. Pre-1900 TH TL F

History & Literature 90FR. Latinx, 1492 to 2022. Conners. Pre-1900 TH TL Sp


History of Art and Architecture 197P. Introduction to Pre-Columbian America. Cummins. S Pre-1900 F


Portuguese 136. Writing and Urban Life. Carvalho. Sp

Portuguese 153. Blacks and Mulattos in Nation Making: Brazil and Cuba in the 19th Century. Pre-1900 TL F


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

Spanish 61PH. Spanish for Public Health. Gutierrez. Sp

Spanish 131. Latin American Cinema. Sanchez Cruz. TL Sp

Spanish 147. Decolonial Views, Decolonial Practices: Indigeneity and Protest in Latin America. Sanchez Cruz. TH TL F

Spanish 167. Queer Indigeneity: North and South Converations. Sanchez Cruz. TL F

Spanish 194. The Borges Machine. Siskind. F


TDM 149. Latinx Movement: Embodied Intersections of Latin Dance, Music, and Communal Practice. L ROD. F