Latin American and Caribbean Studies
As a Minor
This interdisciplinary program examines historical, political, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions of the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The program will prepare students for pursuing careers in a wide range of fields. It will also allow students to gain a recognition of the economic opportunities that exist in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Paul André Feit Fund sponsors Latin American, Latino and Caribbean events at Baruch. In addition to an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar in the field, the fund sponsors lectures, field trips and students events.
To complete the liberal arts minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, students must take one of the required capstone courses (LACS 4901 or LACS 4902), with the remaining 6 credits selected from the electives list of courses offered by the participating departments: Black and Latino Studies, Communication Studies, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology. One Feit Seminar on Latin American and Caribbean cultures and societies may replace one of the courses toward the minor, with approval from the Program Director.
For specific course information check the current Undergraduate Bulletin.
Professor Stephanie R. Golob, Program Director
Program Committee Members
- Esther Allen, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
- Carolle Charles, Sociology and Anthropology
- Hector Cordero-Guzman, Marxe School of Public and International Affairs
- David Cruz de Jesús, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
- Thomas J. Desch-Obi, History
- Lourdes Gil, Joint appointment Black and Latino Studies and Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
- Stephanie Golob, Political Science
- Ted Henken, Joint appointment Sociology and Anthropology and Black and Latino Studies
- Elena M. Martinez, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature
- Mary McGlynn, English