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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 250/Politics and Society in Developing Countries
POL 352/Political Economy of Development
POL 358/Latin-American Politics
POL 380/International Political Economy
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

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Sarah Chartock