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University Catalog 2022-2023 
University Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Minor in Mesoamerican Studies

The minor in Mesoamerican Studies offers students a cross and interdisciplinary curriculum on the cultures frequently associated with the Aztecs and Mayas, but inclusive of other ancient peoples who populated metropolitan and ceremonial centers such as Teotihuacan and Tula. The fields of study include Chicana/o and Latina/o Studies, 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 Achi, among others.

A total of 15 units in required and elective courses comprise the minor in Mesoamerican Studies.

Requirements for the Minor (15 units)

Upper Division Courses ( 15 units)

Upper Division Required Electives Courses (12 units)

Students must select at least one course from three of the following areas with an additional elective to be chosen in any area: