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|
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 LCST 3980). 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
|AHST 1103||Art of Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas||3|
|BIOL 3319||Zoology Field Experience 1||3|
|ECON 2112||Economic Aspects of Current Social Problems 1||3|
|ECON 2120||Introduction to Environmental Economics||3|
|ECON 3230||Comparative Economic Systems 1||3|
|ECON 3235||Economic Development 1||3|
|ENGL 1140||Caribbean Literature: History, Culture, and Identity||3|
|ENGL 1230||Ethnic American Literature||3|
|ENGL 2082||Latinx Literature||3|
|ENGL 3075||Caribbean Women Writers||3|
|FREN 2211||Intermediate French II||3|
|HIST 2288||Colonial Latin America, 1492-1800||3|
|HIST 2289||Modern Latin America, 1800-Present||3|
|HIST 2297||Power, Politics, History: U.S.-Latin American Relations from the 1800s to the Present||3|
|HIST 3383||Food, Consumption, and Commodities in Latin America, 1500 to the Present: From Chocolate to Cocaine 1||3|
|MUSC 1122||World Music History and Ensemble 1||3|
|NURS 4330||Population Health 1||4|
|POLI 2253||Latin American Politics||3|
|PORT 1111||Elementary Brazilian Portuguese II||3|
|PORT 2210||Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese I||3|
|PORT 2211||Intermediate Brazilian Portuguese II||3|
|PUBH 2240||Introduction to Global Public Health||3|
|RLST 2335||Liberation Theology||3|
|SOCI 1150||Introduction to International Migration 1||3|
|SOCI 1160||Contemporary Latin American and Caribbean Society||3|
|SOCI 1165||Social Change in Developing Nations 1||3|
|SPAN 2211||Intermediate Spanish II||3|
|SPAN 2220||Topics in Language and Culture 1||3|
|SPAN 3231B||Career-Oriented Spanish for Business||3|
|SPAN 3231N||Career-Oriented Spanish for Nursing and Health Studies||3|
|SPAN 3245||Analysis and Interpretation of Hispanic Literature||3|
|SPAN 3253||Spanish-American Civilization||3|
|SPAN 3271||Hispanic Film||3|
|SPAN 4305||Popular Culture in Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4306||Cuban Film: A Close Look at the Revolution||3|
|SPAN 4353||Spanish-American Narrative||3|
|SPAN 4359||Culture, Civilization, and Literature in the Spanish-American Caribbean Region||3|
|SPAN 4360||Dictatorships and Revolutionary Movements in Contemporary Latin America||3|
|SPAN 4371||Images of Latin American Indians||3|
|SPAN 4999||Capstone Seminar 1||3|
This course is instructor dependent. Not all sections may be suitable for LACS program credit.