The interdisciplinary Latin American and Caribbean studies minor combines courses from the arts & humanities, social sciences, and the physical and life sciences.
Hartwick students graduate ready for success. The Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor, combined with a major in a complementary discipline, prepares students to make a difference in our increasingly interdependent world.
The minor addresses the history of colonialism and conquest, the conflict and cooperation defining U.S.-Latin American relations, the cultural experience and contributions of the region, current politics, strategies for economic development, as well as ecological and environmental issues.
Like all Hartwick students, Latin American and Caribbean studies minors learn by doing. They study in small classes with expert faculty and travel the world as they prepare for meaningful careers as conscientious participants in an increasingly globalized and diverse society.
Latin American and Caribbean studies minors are employed in a wide variety of interesting fields, including diplomacy and translation; human rights and NGOs; development and environmental consulting. Many go on to study at the most prestigious graduate and professional schools in programs such as anthropology, history, law, public health, and Spanish.
Our distinguished faculty are dedicated to giving tomorrow’s scientific professionals the tools to make an impact the moment they graduate.