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Latin-American and Caribbean

Latin-American and Caribbean Studies is one of the geographical specializations offered in the international studies major. This specialization requires students to gain high proficiency in a modern language, such as Spanish, as well as take courses specific to the history, politics, and cultures, of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Students are required to study abroad for at minimum a semester, TCNJ provides students with many study abroad programs in Latin America. This specialization is an excellent choice for students interested in a career that involves business or politics in Latin America and the Caribbean and US foreign relations with Latin America and the Caribbean.

Major Requirements – 12 Course Units

 

INT 200 / International Studies – 1 Course Unit

ECO 102 / Principles of Macroeconomics – 1 Course Unit

Foreign Language – 2 Course Units at 200 Level or Above

French
Spanish

History – 1 Course Unit

HIS 158: Colonial Latin America
HIS 161: History of Mexico
HIS 359: Modern Latin America
HIS 364: History of the Caribbean

Political Science – 1 Course Unit

POL 358: Politics in Latin America

Humanities – 1 Course Unit

AAS 210: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the English-Speaking Caribbean
AAS 211: The Caribbean: A Socio-Historical Overview
AAS 280/WGS 260: Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
HIS 350: Topics Social Change in Latin America
HIS 350: Race and Gender in Latin America
HIS 350: Topics the Caribbean
HIS 350: Topics Great Cities of Atlantic World
HIS 458: Readings Seminar in History: Modern Latin America
HIS 459: Readings Seminar in History: Early Latin America
HON 332: Gender and Identity in Latin America
LIT 334: Lit by Latinas and Latin American Women

Social Science Option – 1 Course Unit

ANT 315: Ethnicity, Race, and Nation
ANT 340: Social Change in Latin America
POL 130: International Relations
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 380: International Political Economy

Business Option – 1 Course Unit

INB 260: Multinational Firms
BUS 360: Issues in International Business
ECO 210: History of Economic Thought
ECO 310: Money, Credit and Financial Mark
ECO 335: Economics of Development
ECO 340: International Economics
ECO 345: Comparative Economic Systems
FIN 335: Capital Flows and Currency Crises
FIN 340: International Finance

Latin American & Caribbean Electives Option – 2 Course Units

AAS 210: Race, Ethnicity, and Gender in the English-Speaking Caribbean
AAS 211: The Caribbean: A Socio-Historical Overview
AAS 280/WGS 260: Women of African Descent in Global Perspective
ANT 315: Ethnicity, Race, and Nation
ANT 340: Social Change in Latin America
FRE 240: Intro to Lit in French (if language req met through Spanish)
FRE 255: French for Business
FRE 270: Intermediate Topics in French
FRE 301: Advanced French Comp and Conv
FRE 302: Advanced Comp and Convo II
FRE 370: Topics in French (if applicable)
FRE 391: Independent Study in French (if applicable)
HIS 158: Colonial Latin America
HIS 161: History of Mexico
HIS 359: Modern Latin America
HIS 364: History of the Caribbean
LIT 316/WGS 376: Global Women Writers
LIT 334/WGS 360: Lit by Latinas and Latin Am Women
LIT 335: Caribbean Women Writers
LIT 394: Topics in Comparative Lit (if applicable)
POL 130: International Relations
POL 200: Political Analysis
POL 335: International Organization
POL 337: International Law
POL 345: Human Rights in International Relations
POL 352: Comp Pol Econ of Development
POL 355: Political Economy of Natural Resources
POL 380: International Political Economy
SPA 215: Spanish Phonetics
SPA 217: Introduction to Hispanic Culture
SPA 218: Business Spanish
SPA 219: Spanish for Medical Purposes
SPA 241: Intro to Lit in Spanish
SPA 270: Topics in Spanish
SPA 301: Advanced Spanish Grammar
SPA 302: Advanced Oral Proficiency
SPA 304: Civilization of Spanish America
SPA 312: Survey of Spanish-American Lit
SPA 331: Spanish American Novel
SPA 350: Intro to Spanish Linguistics
SPA 372: History of the Spanish language
SPA 391: Independent Study in Spanish
WGS 375: Global Feminisms

INT 498 / Senior Seminar in International Studies – 1 Course Unit

 

Plus minimum of 1 semester study abroad experience (includes some courses which will fulfill above requirements)
Courses in relevant Latin American languages taken during study abroad (not offered at TCNJ) will be counted as electives toward this specialization.

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