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Track B (Regional Focus)

Twenty units of elective coursework must consist of courses related to a geographical region of emphasis. Eight units can consist of an independent study. Independent Study courses will involve research which focuses on the student's regional emphasis and contribute to the student's thesis/special field. All coursework must be chosen in consultation with the coordinator of the program. All electives must be 300-level courses or above, and eight units of the elective courses must be at the 500-level or above.

Electives for Regional focus

American Studies

  • ANTH 305. North American Prehistory (4)
  • ANTH 315. Archeology of the Southwest and California (4)
  • ANTH 312. Historical Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 323. Native North American Art (4)
  • ANTH 351. Indians of North America (4)
  • ANTH 352. Indians of the Southwest (4)
  • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
  • ECON 421. Economic History of the United States (4)
  • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
  • GEOG 323. North America (4)
  • GEOG 440. Understanding the City (4)
  • HIST 340. African-American History, 1620-1865 (4)
  • HIST 341. African-American History, 1865-Present (4)
  • HIST 344. Women in U.S. History, 1620-1865 (4)
  • HIST 345. Women in U.S. History, 1865-Present (4)
  • HIST 346. Women in the Black Freedom Movement (4)
  • HIST 350. The American Colonies, 1607-1783 (4)
  • HIST 351. The Evolution of American Democracy, 1783- 1840 (4)
  • HIST 352. The Age of Jackson (4)
  • HIST 353. The Coming of the Civil War (4)
  • HIST 354. Civil War and Reconstruction (4)
  • HIST 356. The United States, 1877-1917 (4)
  • HIST 357. The United States, 1917-1945 (4)
  • HIST 358. United States in World War II (4)
  • HIST 359. The United States Since 1945 (4)
  • HIST 360. American History Through Film (4)
  • HIST 475. The Old South (4)
  • HIST 565. Ethnic American History (4)
  • HIST 566. Ethnic Minorities in the American Southwest: Past and Present (4)
  • HIST 567. The Asian-American Experience (4)
  • PSCI 314. American Political Thought (4)
  • PSCI 320. The Legislative Process (4)
  • PSCI 325. American Foreign Policy (4)
  • PSCI 326. Political Parties and Interest Groups (4)
  • PSCI 328. Judicial Process (4)
  • PSCI 330. State and Local Politics (4)
  • PSCI 352. Minority Politics (4)PSCI 410. American Constitutional Law (4)
  • PSCI 411. The Bill of Rights (4)
  • PSCI 412. Civil Rights (4)
  • PSCI 431. The American Presidency (4)
  • PSCI 528. Formulation of Public Policy (4)
  • PSCI 535. Seminar in Constitutional Law (4)
  • SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  • SOC 336. Black Women and Feminism (4)
  • SOC 341. Marriage and Family Among Blacks (4)
  • SOC 342. The Chicano Family (4)
  • SOC 425. Asian Americans. Origins and Ethnicity (4)
  • SOC 441. Black Social Stratification (4)
  • SOC 442. Chicano Social Stratification (4)
  • SOC 525. Indian Nations and Native America (4)

African Studies

  • ANTH 302. African Archaeology (4)
  • ANTH 357. African Societies (4)
  • HIST 385. Africa to 1500 (4)
  • HIST 386. Africa 1500 to 1870 (4)
  • HIST 387. Africa 1870 to Present (4)
  • HIST 450. History of South Africa (4)
  • PSCI 301. African Politics (4)
  • PSCI 590. Southern Africa (4)

Asian Studies

  • ANTH 361. Peoples of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia (4)
  • ANTH 362. Peoples of Asia (4)
  • ANTH 365. Asian American Cultures (4)
  • HIST 426. Early Imperial China (4)
  • HIST 428. Medieval China (4)
  • HIST 430. China, 1895-Present (4)
  • HIST 432. Communist China (4)
  • HIST 434. East Asia Since WW II (4)
  • HIST 440. Japan, 1868-Present (4)
  • HIST 567. The Asian-American Experience (4)
  • PSCI 305. East Asian Politics (4)
  • PSCI 540. Politics of East Asia (4)

European Studies

  • HIST 305. Ancient and Medieval Europe (4)
  • HIST 306. Early Modern Europe, the Renaissance to 1815 (4)
  • HIST 307. Modern Europe, 1815 to the Present (4)
  • HIST 400. Early Medieval Europe (4)
  • HIST 401. Late Medieval Europe (4)
  • HIST 402. Renaissance and Reformation (4)
  • HIST 403. The Age of Absolutism and Enlightenment (4)
  • HIST 405. Nazi Germany and the Holocaust (4)
  • HIST 406. European Intellectual History (4)
  • HIST 409. Twentieth Century Europe (4)
  • HIST 503. Europe Since 1945 (4)
  • HIST 535. Studies in European National History (4)
  • PSCI 300. Western Political System (4)
  • PSCI 304. East European Political Systems (4)
  • PSCI 540. Politics of Eastern Europe (4)
  • PSCI 590. Politics of the European Community (4)

Latin America

  • ANTH 306. Aztecs, Maya and their Predecessors (4)
  • ANTH 307. Incas and their Predecessors (4)
  • ANTH 324. Pre-Columbian Art (4)
  • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
  • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
  • ECON 540. The Political Economy of Latin America (4)
  • GEOG 322. United States and Mexico Border Issues (4)
  • GEOG 621. Seminar in the Geography of Latin America (4)
  • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
  • HIST 465. Modern Central America (4)
  • HIST 466. Foreign Relations of Latin America (4)
  • HIST 467. Latin American History through Film (4)
  • HIST 469. Colonial Latin America (4)
  • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
  • SSCI 304. Contemporary Latin America (4)
  • SOC 590. Seminar in Sociology: Latin America (4)

Middle Eastern Studies

  • ANTH 303. Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
  • ANTH 358. Peoples of the Middle East (4)
  • HIST 383. Classical Islamic Civilization (4)
  • HIST 384. Modern Middle East (4)
  • HIST 485. Arab-Israeli Conflict (4)
  • HIST 486. Modern Iran (4)
  • HIST 487. Topics in Modern Middle Easter History (4)
  • HIST 491. Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East (4)
  • HIST 492. U.S. Media and the Middle East (4)
  • HIST 493. Iran-U.S. Relations (4)
  • HIST 495. Politics of Oil (4)
  • PSCI 308. Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)
  • PSCI 540. Politics of the Middle East (4)
  • PSCI 540. Politics of Central Asia (4)