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Latin American & Caribbean Studies

The program explores Latin American and Caribbean politics, cultures and societies; dependency theory (which originated in the region), modernization and corporatism; class, race, gender and ethnicity; nationalism; religion (liberation theology); political and social movements, including popular revolutions and socialist experiments, military coups and regimes, and human rights concepts and movements; contributions of the region to the arts (magical realism, poetry, murals, dance, music and theatre) and international law; and languages and literature.

Students in any school or college at the Brooklyn Campus may pursue and benefit from an academic minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies (LACS).

Why Minor in LACS?

  • To gain a broad understanding of the politics, history, economics, culture and literature of a key region of the world, complementing your major and acquiring skills you need to excel in the 21st century.
  • To strengthen your academic record by having both a major and a minor and showing employers or graduate schools that you are knowledgeable about an important world region.
  • To prepare you for a career that requires familiarity with Latin America and the Caribbean, including positions in business, health, government, journalism, law, teaching and the non-profit arena.
  • To gain deeper knowledge of the hemisphere in which you live.