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Chiapas—Literary and Social Movements

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting. Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect a rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.


Native American Studies (NAS) 184 - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

The program schedule, including the daily itinerary and planned activities, are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor and availability of Mayan intellectuals.


Native American Studies (NAS) 184. Contemporary Indigenous Literature of Mexico (4 units)
Courses NAS 1 or 10 and NAS 181A or 181C recommended. Contemporary indigenous literature of Mexico, with a focus on the genres (poetry, fiction, drama, essay); analysis of cultural, historical, and spiritual themes, imagery, styles and performances; biographies of and influences on the Native writers themselves.

Native American Studies (NAS) 198. Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program. 

Reading knowledge of Spanish is not required.

Note: Graduate course credit available

 NAS 202 – Advanced Topics in Native American Studies (4 units) and NAS 298 – Group Study for Graduate Students (4 units)

There are no prerequisites for this program beyond the general eligibility requirements.