Latin American Studies
220 Humanities Office Building II; (714) 824-6565
Brian Skyrms, Director
Francisco J. Ayala, Ph.D. Columbia University, Founding Director of the Bren Fellows Program, Bren Chair, and Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology and of Philosophy
Jeffrey A. Barrett, Ph. D. Columbia University, Assistant Professor of Philosophy
William H. Batchelder, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Cognitive Sciences
Bruce M. Bennett, Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of Mathematics and Cognitive Sciences
Paul C. Eklof, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Mathematics
Matthew D. Foreman, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Mathematics and Philosophy
Douglas M. Haynes, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of History
Donald Hoffman, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor of Cognitive Sciences and Information and Computer Science
Karl G. Hufbauer, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of History
Mary-Louise Kean, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Sciences
John Leslie King, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Professor of Information and Computer Science and Management
Rob Kling, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Information and Computer Science and Management
Stuart M. Krassner, Sc.D. The Johns Hopkins University, Professor of Biological Sciences
J. Karel Lambert, Ph.D. Michigan State University, Professor Emeritus of Philosophy
Howard M. Lenhoff, Ph.D. The Johns Hopkins University, Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences
R. Duncan Luce, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Director of the Institute for Mathematical Behavioral Sciences and UCI Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Sciences
Frederic C. Ludwig, M.D. Tubingen (Germany), D.Sc. Sorbonne (France), Professor Emeritus of Pathology
Penelope Maddy, Ph.D. Princeton University, Professor of Philosophy and Mathematics
Robert May, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Professor of Linguistics
Louis Narens, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Cognitive Sciences
Alan Nelson, Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Associate Professor of Philosophy
Riley Newman, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Physics
Robert Newson, Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of English
Terence D. Parsons, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Philosophy
A. Kimball Romney, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology
Michael R. Rose, Ph.D. University of Sussex, Professor of Biological Sciences
Jonas Schultz, Ph.D. Columbia University, Professor of Physics
Brian Skyrms, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Director of the Emphasis and Minor in the History and Philosophy of Science and UCI Distinguished Professor of Philosophy
Norman M. Weinberger, Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University, Professor of Biological Sciences
Peter Woodruff, Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh, Associate Professor of Philosophy
The minor in the History and Philosophy of Science is intended for students who wish to study the history of science, the philosophical foundations of scientific inquiry, and the relationship between science and other fields. The history of science explores how science is actually done and how it has influenced history. This may involve tracking down an idea's source or its influences, evaluating the cultural forces at work in the generation of a scientific theory or the reaction of culture to science, or taking a detailed look at the work of a particular scientist or movement within science.
The philosophy of science is concerned with determining what science and mathematics are, accounting for their apparent successes, and resolving problems of philosophical interest that arise in the sciences. Philosophy of science courses cover such topics as the role of logic and language in science and in mathematics, scientific explanation, evidence, and probability. These courses may also cover work that has been done on the philosophical problems in specific sciences--for example, the direction of time in physics, the model of mind in psychology, the structure of evolution theory in biology, and the implications of Gödel's incompleteness theorems for mathematics.
The minor is available to all UCI students. Course descriptions may be found in the academic unit sections of the Catalogue.
Requirements for the Minor
Completion of History 60 (Introduction to the History of Science) and Philosophy 40 (Introduction to the Philosophy of Science).
Two courses selected from: Anthropology 171H-I (History of Science I, II); History 135A-F (Studies in the History of Science and Medicine); Political Science 136B (History of Political Economy); Psychology 129 (when topic is History of Psychology).
Two courses selected from: Biological Sciences 165 (Theoretical Psychobiology); Linguistics 141 (Topics in Philosophy of Language), 143 (Semantics), 152 (Linguistic Theories as Psychological Theories); Philosophy 106 (Topics in Mathematical Logic), 107 (Topics in Philosophical Logic), 108 (Topics in Inductive Logic), 140 (Topics in Philosophy of Science), 141 (Topics in Philosophy of Physics), 142 (Writing/Philosophy of Biology), 143 (Topics in Philosophy of Psychology), 144 (Topics in Philosophy of Social Science), 145 (Topics in Philosophy of Language), 146 (Topics in Philosophy of Logic), 147 (Topics in Philosophy of Mathematics), 148 (Philosophical Foundations of Probability).
Senior Seminar: Completion of Philosophy 149 (Senior Seminar in History and Philosophy of Science).
322 Humanities Instructional Building; (714) 824-7244
Jacobo Sefamí, Director
Juan Bruce-Novoa, Ph.D. University of Colorado, Chair of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese and Professor of Spanish
Teresa Caldeira, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Frank Cancian, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor of Anthropology
Leo Chávez, Ph.D. Stanford University, Chair of the Department of Anthropology and Professor of Anthropology
Raul Fernandez, Ph.D. Claremont Graduate School, Professor of Social Sciences
Ana Paula Ferreira, Ph.D. New York University, Associate Professor of Portuguese
L. Manuel García y Griego, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Assistant Professor of Political Science
Robert Garfias, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Anthropology
Lucía Guerra-Cunningham, Ph.D. University of Kansas, Professor of Spanish
William M. Maurer, Ph.D. Stanford University, Assistant Professor of Anthropology
Seymour Menton, Ph.D. New York University, Research Professor of Spanish and Portuguese
Alejandro Morales, Ph.D. Rutgers University, Professor of Spanish
Jaime Rodríguez, Ph.D. University of Texas, Professor of History
Arthur Rubel, Ph.D. University of North Carolina, Professor Emeritus of Family Medicine
Armin Schwegler, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Spanish
Jacobo Sefamí, Ph.D. University of Texas, Director of Latin American Studies and AssociateProfessor of Spanish
Caesar D. Sereseres, Ph.D. University of California, Riverside, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, School of Social Sciences, and Associate Professor of Political Science
Etel Solingen, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Associate Professor of Political Science
Luis Suárez-Villa, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Social Ecology
Heidi Tinsman, Ph.D. Yale University, Assistant Professor of History
Steven Topik, Ph.D. University of Texas, Department Chair of History and Professor of History
Roberto Villaverde, Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana, Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Juan Villegas, Ph.D. Universidad de Chile, Research Professor of Spanish
Howard Waitzkin, M.D., Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor of Medicine, Social Sciences, and Social Ecology
Douglas R. White, Ph.D. University of Minnesota, Professor of Anthropology
The minor in Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary curriculum designed to provide for an awareness, knowledge, and appreciation of Latin American issues in the areas of language, history, culture, literary studies, sociology, anthropology, political science, social ecology, health, folk medicine, and creative (art, dance, drama, music) accomplishments. The minor is open to all UCI students. Course descriptions are available in the academic unit sections of the Catalogue.
Requirements for the Minor
Spanish 2A-B-C (Intermediate Spanish) or Portuguese 140A-B through 145 (three courses, exclusive of those used to meet the minor requirements), or equivalent knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese.
Humanities 30 (Latin America and the Caribbean: An Introduction).
One course in Latin American literature (Spanish-American or Luso-Brazilian) selected from: Comparative Literature CL 103 (when topic is on Latin American literature and history); Spanish 100C (Introduction to Spanish American Literature: Pre-Hispanic to Nineteenth Century), 100D (Introduction to Spanish American Literature: Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries), 130A (Spanish-American Prose Fiction 18301920), 130B (Spanish-American Prose Fiction 19201950), 130C (Spanish-American Prose Fiction 1950 to Present), 131A (Spanish-American Poetry), 131B (Spanish-American National Literature), 131C (Spanish-American Theatre), 150 (Spanish-American Literature in Translation), 160 (Topics in Hispanic Film Studies, when topic is on Latin America), 186 (Selected Topics in Latin American Literature); Portuguese 140A-B (Luso-Brazilian Prose Fiction), 142 (Luso-Brazilian Short Story), 143 (Luso-Brazilian Poetry), 145 (Luso-Brazilian Theatre), 190 (Individual Studies).
One course in Latin American history selected from: History 42A (Latin America: Pre-Columbian Civilizations and European Colonization, 12001750), 42B (Latin America: Independence and the Nineteenth Century), 42C (Latin America: Twentieth Century), 161A (Indian and Colonial Societies in Mexico), 161B (Nineteenth-Century Mexico), 161C (Twentieth-Century Mexico), 162 (Brazil), 166 (United StatesLatin American Relations), 169 (Topics in Latin American History), 190 (Colloquium, when topic is on Latin America); Spanish 100E (Introduction to Chicano and U.S. Latino Literature).
One course in Latin American social sciences selected from: Anthropology 125A (Economic Anthropology), 125X (Immigration in Comparative Perspective), 162A (Peoples and Cultures of Latin America); Political Science 145A (Central America and U.S. Policy); Social Science 172F (Latin American Culture I).
One course in Chicano studies selected from: Environmental Analysis and Design E143U (Social Ecology of the Borderlands); Political Science 126A (Mexican-Americans and Politics); Spanish 110C (Chicano History), 140A, B (Chicano Literature), 142 (Chicano Culture), 186 (Selected Topics in Latin American Literature, when topic is on Chicano literature); Social Sciences 172D (Chicano Culture).
Four courses in Latin American studies selected from: any of the courses listed above in the literature, history, and social sciences requirements; Spanish 110A (Peninsular Civilization, when topic is on Latin America), 110B (Latin American Civilization); Portuguese 141 (Luso-Brazilian Civilization); Anthropology 121J (Urban Anthropology, when the topic is on Latin American countries); Biological Sciences 199 (Independent Study in Biological Sciences Research, when topic is medicinal biology and herbs in Mexico).
With the approval of the director, other relevant courses also may satisfy the requirements for the minor.
Residence Requirement for the Minor: Four upper-division courses must be successfully completed at UCI.
(714) 824-5989, -8462; Fax (7l4) 824-8385
Michael McNally, Director (Acting)
Marlon G. Boarnet, Ph.D. Princeton University, Assistant Professor of Social Ecology
David Brownstone, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Associate Professor of Economics and Social Ecology
Gordon J. Fielding, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Social Sciences
Frank A. Haight, Ph.D. University of New Zealand, Adjunct Professor of Economics
R. Jayakrishnan, Ph.D. University of Texas at Austin, Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering
Charles Lave, Ph.D. Stanford University, Professor of Economics
Michael McNally, Ph.D. University of California, Irvine, Director (Acting) of Transportation Science and Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Raymond W. Novaco, Ph.D. Indiana University, Professor of Social Ecology
Wilfred W. Recker, Ph.D. Carnegie-Mellon University, Professor of Civil Engineering and Director of the Institute of Transportation Studies
Stephen G. Ritchie, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor and Department Chair of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Kenneth A. Small, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, Professor of Economics and Social Ecology
Luis Suarez-Villa, Ph.D. Cornell University, Professor of Social Ecology
Randall D. Crane, Ph.D. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Associate Professor of Social Ecology
Arthur S. DeVany, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor of Economics
Joseph F. DiMento, Ph.D., J.D. University of Michigan, Professor of Social Ecology and of Management
Amihai Glazer, Ph.D. Yale University, Professor of Economics and Social Ecology
Julius Margolis, Ph.D. Harvard University, Professor Emeritus of Economics
Newton Margulies, Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles, Professor Emeritus of Management
Carole J. Uhlaner, Ph.D. Harvard University, Associate Professor of Political Science
Christian Werner, Ph.D. The Free University of Berlin, Professor Emeritus of Economics
The graduate program in Transportation Science is administered by faculty from three academic units: the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, the Department of Economics, and the School of Social Ecology. The program is designed to educate students in a broad set of competencies and perspectives that mirror the actual practice of current transportation research. It leads to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Transportation Science.
Admission is limited to a small number of exceptionally talented, independent, and self-disciplined students. The deadline for application for admission is January 15 for fall quarter. Students are admitted for winter or spring quarters only under exceptional circumstances. Late applications are considered on a space-available basis. All applicants must take the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prior to the application deadline. Foreign applicants must also submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores.
All students must complete a core curriculum consisting of eight courses from Civil Engineering, Economics, and Social Ecology plus the graduate colloquium. Students may apply to the Director of Graduate Studies for exemption from specific courses based upon the evidence of prior course work. Students also must successfully complete at least six courses from among the four specialization areas: (1) Methods and Analysis, (2) Transportation Economics, (3) Traffic Analysis, and (4) Planning and Policy Analysis. At least four of these six courses must be from one specialization.
Other requirements include: a replication project, in which students replicate the empirical work of a published paper from a major transportation journal; the qualifying examination, which consists of the oral defense of the student's dissertation proposal; and completion of the dissertation.
UCI is a major research university and has an excellent library collection, as well as special interlibrary loan arrangements with other University of California libraries including the Transportation Library at Berkeley. Research is coordinated with the Irvine branch of the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). About 25 to 30 graduate students are employed as research assistants each year in ITS.
Research covers a broad spectrum of transportation issues. Current funded research projects focus upon: intelligent vehicle highway systems (IVHS), particularly advanced transportation management systems; planning and analysis of transportation systems; transportation systems operation and control; artificial intelligence applications; transportation engineering; transportation safety; road and congestion pricing; environmental and energy issues and demand for alternative fuel vehicles; public transit operations, transportation-land use interactions, demand for autos, and travel demand.
ITS is part of the University of California Transportation Center, one of ten federally designated centers of excellence for transportation research. The transportation research program at UCI is also supported by the Advanced Transportation Management Systems (ATMS) Laboratories.
The Institute maintains a regular publications series documenting research conducted within its programs and is the editorial headquarters of four international journals: Transportation Research, parts A, B, and C, and Accident Analysis and Prevention.