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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

This interdisciplinary area studies minor within the international studies program seeks to offer students a broad background in the languages, history, politics, and cultures of Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. It takes advantage of the existing strengths of a number of departments and faculty members at The College of New Jersey.



Five approved courses drawn from at least three disciplines chosen by the student from the recommended list below or by advisement.

Three of those courses must be at or above the 300 level.

Students strongly are encouraged to develop a coherent focus as they fulfill the minor’s requirements.

Students must complete at least one course at the 200 level in Spanish or another Latin-American language, or achieve equivalent proficiency (intermediate low as
defined in the ACTFL guidelines).

Recommended Courses:

AAS  201/Global Perspectives: African Diaspora Religious Traditions
AAS  202/Global Perspectives: African Diaspora, Arts, and Culture
ECO  335/Economic Development*
ECO  340/International Economics**
HIS 264/History of the Caribbean
HIS  258/Colonial Latin America
HIS  359/Modern Latin America
HIS  261/History of Mexico
HIS  458/Readings Seminar in History: Modern Latin America
HIS  459/Readings Seminar in History: Early Latin America
HON  332/Gender and National Identity in Latin America
INT 350/International Trade in the Caribbean
POL  352/Political Economy of Development
POL  250/Politics and Society in Developing Countries
POL  380/International Political Economy
POL  358/Latin-American Politics
SOC  336/Social and Cultural Change
SPA  312/Survey of Spanish-American Literature
SPA  327/Hispanic Short Story
SPA  331/Spanish-American Novel
WGS  360/Literature by Latina and Latin American Women

*Prerequisite: ECO 101/Principles of Microeconomics
**Prerequisite: ECO 102/Principles of Macroeconomics