Feb 22, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

Wesley Moraes (Welles Hall 3E), Coordinator

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor offers students the opportunity to acquire a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of a Latin America and the Caribbean, a vast, diverse, and fascinating region. Moreover, Iin an increasingly interdependent, globalized world,  knowledge of the unique historical, economic, social, political, and cultural dynamics of Latin America and the Caribbean is crucially important for our students, particularly given the region’s complex relationship to the United States. Students planning careers involving international politics, development, business, public service and diplomacy, foreign language education, history, law anthropology, and/or the social sciences and humanities more broadly will find this minor a thrilling and useful addition their studies.  In addition, an understanding of the region’s traditions, contributions, and problems will also serve those students seeking a comparative basis for analyzing their own society the global world in which they now live.  


Topics courses from the following list should be chosen in consultation with a Latin American and Caribbean Studies program coordinator.  Students may seek waivers for the program and/or departmental course pre-requisites listed below with the approval of a Latin American and Caribbean Studies program coordinator. 

Total Credits Required to Complete Minor: 21 - 32

Basic Requirements: (21-32 Credits)

Students must select courses from at least three different departmental prefixes and apply at least two courses at the 300-level or above toward the minor.

Four Growth Courses (12-16 Credits)

One Transformational Learning Course (3-4 Credits)

Students must consult with the program coordinator when selecting a transformational learning experience.

Any Geneseo-approved study abroad course in Latin American and/or the Caribbean.
Any Geneseo-approved study away course on Latin American and/or the Caribbean.
A Geneseo-approved internship with an organization or company working on topics or issues related to Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
A coordinator-approved Directed Study on Latin America and/or the Carribbean.


Pre-/Co-requisite course(s) exist

Related Requirements: (0-9 Credits)

Students completing the minor will be required to demonstrate competency in a Latin American or Caribbean language (other than English)  through the 201 level.