Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor, an interdisciplinary program, offers students an opportunity to develop a focus on this multifaceted area of the world.
To earn a 15-credit Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor, students complete the following:
|Select four elective courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 1||12|
|Select one of the following: 2||3|
|Justice and the Developing World|
|Latin America and the United States|
These four courses, from a range of fifteen disciplines (no more than three from any one discipline), must be exclusively or substantially concerned with Latin American and/or the Caribbean.
The capstone seminar is required of all minors in their junior or senior year.
Students may count three courses of Spanish or French culture and literature to count among their four elective courses. Students may count one Portuguese course with the approval of their advisor.
Students are strongly advised to apply for a junior semester or year abroad in a country of Latin America or the Caribbean from a wide range of programs. Summer programs are also available. Students are particularly encouraged to study in Nicaragua through our partner, Universidad Centroamericana-Managua. Other approved country programs include Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, Panama, and Peru. Summer programs and short-term immersions are available too. Short-term courses led by Fairfield University faculty members include courses in Brazil, Cuba, Guatemala, and Nicaragua.
Students are also encouraged to pursue an internship in a Latin American or Caribbean country (see LAC 0373). Funding assistance for internships and research abroad is available through inquiry with the LACS Program Directors.
Note: While the majority of courses taken abroad should count towards a LACS minor, in some cases, based on content, a study abroad course may not be awarded credit towards the LACS minor.
Students may count courses taken for the Latin American and Caribbean studies minor toward their core curriculum or major program requirements.
Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives
|AH 0013||Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas||3|
|BI 0319||Zoology Field Experience 1||3|
|EC 0112||Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems 1||3|
|EC 0120||Environmental Economics||3|
|EC 0230||Comparative Economic Systems 1||3|
|EC 0235||Economic Development of Third World Nations 1||3|
|EN 0105||African Diaspora: Literature and Culture||3|
|EN 0114||Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity||3|
|EN 0123||Ethnic American Literature||3|
|EN 0282||Latin@ Literature||3|
|EN 0375||Caribbean Women Writers||3|
|FR 0211||Intermediate French II||3|
|HI 0288||Colonial Latin America, 1492-1800||3|
|HI 0289||Modern Latin America, 1800-Present||3|
|HI 0297||Power, Politics, History: U.S.-Latin American Relations from the 1800s to the Present||3|
|HI 0383||Food, Consumption, and Commodities in Latin America, 1500 to the Present: From Chocolate to Cocaine 1||3|
|IL 0295||Seminar in International Studies 1||3|
|MU 0122||World Music History and Ensemble 1||3|
|NS 0330||Community, Public, and Global Health Nursing 1||4|
|NS 0340||Introduction to Global Public Health for Non-Nurses||3|
|PO 0253||Latin American Politics||3|
|PG 0211||Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II||3|
|RS 0235||Liberation Theology||3|
|Sociology and Anthropology|
|SO 0185||Introduction to International Migration 1||3|
|SO 0188||Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Society||3|
|SO 0191||Social Change in Developing Nations 1||3|
|SP 0211||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SP 0220||Topics in Language and Culture 1||3|
|SP 0231B||Career-Oriented Spanish for Business||3|
|SP 0231N||Career-Oriented Spanish for Nursing and Health Studies||3|
|SP 0245||Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature||3|
|SP 0253||Spanish-American Civilization||3|
|SP 0271||Hispanic Film||3|
|SP 0305||Popular Culture in Latin America||3|
|SP 0306||Cuban Film: A Close Look at the Revolution||3|
|SP 0353||Spanish-American Narrative||3|
|SP 0359||Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region||3|
|SP 0360||Dictatorships and Revolutionary Movements in Contemporary Latin America||3|
|SP 0363||Literature and Culture of the Hispanic Caribbean Migration and Diaspora||3|
|SP 0371||Images of Latin American Indians||3|
|SP 0381||Coordinating Seminar I 1||3|
This course is instructor dependent. Not all sections may be suitable for LACS program credit.