Latin American-Caribbean Studies

Latin American Caribbean Studies Overview

The countries of Latin America and the Caribbean together with the United States and Canada are the Americas, united through the arts, literature, migration, diplomacy, and economic exchange. The Americas are a mosaic of cultures, languages, societies, economies, and politics.

The Latin American-Caribbean studies (LACS) minor is an interdisciplinary program that can include courses from anthropology, art, biology, Spanish, English, French, history, and political science, providing interested students the opportunity to study the region in some detail across fields of study.

Topics such as the history and legacies of colonialism and conquest, the conflict and cooperation that has defined United States-Latin American relations, the cultural experience and contributions of the region, current politics and strategies toward economic development and ecological and environmental issues provide students with a holistic understanding of the region.

Students are strongly encouraged to participate in an off-campus program or internship in the region. The minor is enhanced by international academic programming at Hartwick during the January Term faculty-led courses abroad.

Please note: Hartwick College focuses on offering fall, January, and spring term undergraduate courses in person, however circumstances may require us to offer a small number of courses in this department through distance education. In times of emergency, following regulatory guidelines, all classes may temporarily need to be delivered through distance education, including online. We also offer a slate of courses online in the summer to help our students make progress towards their degrees. With support from an academic advisor, students needing particular courses may have other online options as well. If you have questions about the way courses are delivered in your program, please contact your Department or Program Chair.

Latin American-Caribbean Studies Minor Requirements

Considering a minor in Latin American-Caribbean Studies? Here’s what it takes.

Latin American-Caribbean Studies Minor

Latin American-Caribbean Studies Courses

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Latin American-Caribbean Studies Faculty

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