Minor in Mesoamerican Studies

Description of Minor

The Minor in Mesoamerican Studies offers students a cross- and
interdisciplinary curriculum on the cultures frequently associated with
the Mexica (Aztecs) and Mayas, but inclusive of other ancient peoples
who populated metropolitan and ceremonial centers such as Monte Alban,
Teotihuacan and Tula, among others. The fields of study include art
history, cave archaeology, colonial ethnography, and myth narratives
read as examples of Mesoamerican literature, such as the poetry of
Ancient Mexico (e.g., Texcoco), and Maya texts, such as the Popol Vuh
and the Rabinal Achí. A total of 24 units in required and
elective
courses comprise the Minor in Mesoamerican Studies. For more
information, call the Department of Chicano Studies at (323) 343-2190.

Requirements for Minor

Upper Division Required Courses (8 units)

Course Number Course Name
ANTH
428
Civilizations
of Western Mesoamerica (4) or
ART
447H
The Art of
Mesoamerica and the Southwest (4) or
CHS
400
Pre-Columbian
Literature
of Mexico (4)

Upper Division Electives (16 units)

Students
must select one course from each of
the four disciplines:

Anthropology

ANTH
428

Civilizations
of

Western Mesoamerica (4)

ANTH
429

Maya
Civilization (4)

ANTH
454L

Cave
Archeology (4)

Art

ART
447H

The Art of
Mesoamerica and the Southwest (4)

ART
450H

Art of
Colonial Mexico and

Guatemala (4)

ART
453

Aztec Art
and Culture (4)

Chicano Studies

CHS/ML
312

Mediterranean and
Pre-Colombian Myths in Latin American Literature (4)

CHS
400

Pre-Colombian
Literature
of

Mexico (4)

CHS
490

(When topic
is Mesoamerican Studies) (4)

History

HIST
450

(When topic
is Mesoamerican Studies) (4)

HIST
461

Latin
America
: Colonial
Period (4)

HIST
466A

Colonial
Period (4)

HIST
469

Indigenous
Peoples of
Mexico,
1325-1910
(4)

 

Faculty
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