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.