The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program at Southern Connecticut State University welcomes globally conscious students interested in broadening their cultural, economic, geographical, historical, political, and social understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean.

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The minor consists of 18 credits in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Each student must take LAC 100—Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies—and then, with advisement from the program’s faculty, develop an individual plan of study from a broad variety of courses to create a coherent program that matches their academic interests and professional goals.

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program is committed to expanding the intellectual and cultural presence of Latin America and the Caribbean at Southern by organizing campus events that bring together faculty, students, administrative staff, and the broader New Haven community. 

Questions about the minor should be addressed to Dr. Carmen Coury (, Director of LACS