Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Enhance your degree with a truly exciting minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies!

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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. The 18-credit minor provides students with an opportunity to embrace an interdisciplinary study of the region, while enhancing their appreciation for our multicultural, multiethnic, multilingual society. To complete the minor, students choose from a broad variety of courses to create a coherent program that matches their academic interests.

A minor that prepares you for the future, while enlightening you now!

  • Learn from exceptional professors, who have a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Strengthen your skills and résumé by graduating with a socially-relevant minor.
  • Refine and focus your social justice lens through critical thinking.
  • Enhance the minor by including a study abroad experience as one of your courses.
  • Prepare to become a leader in our wonderfully evolving society or to work internationally.

The minor consists of 18 credits, taken across a broad range of disciplines.

For More Information

For more information and program guidance, contact a member of the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program Committee.

Dr. Resha Cardone
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Literatures
E-mail: cardoner1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6758
Office: EN D163B

Dr. Carmen Coury
Assistant Professor of Latin American History
Department of History
Email: couryc1@southernct.edu
Phone: 203-392-5607
Office: EN C209E

Dr. Luke Eilderts
Associate Professor of French
Department of World Languages and Literatures
Email: eildertsl1@southernct.edu
Phone: 203-392-6755
Office: EN D157

Dr. William Faraclas
Professor of Public Health
Department of Public Health
Email: faraclasw1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6969
Office: OR 203

Dr. Rafael Hernández
Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Literatures
E-mail: hernandezr3@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6202
Office: EN D154

Dr. Sobeira Latorre
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Literatures
E-mail: latorres1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6774
Office: EN D148

Dr. Patricia Olney
Associate Professor of Political Science
Department of Political Science
Email: olneyp1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6749
Office: Engleman C 234C

Dr. Luisa Piemontese
Professor of Spanish
Department of World Languages and Literatures
E-mail: piemontesel1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-6751
Office: EN D150

Dr. Kathleen Skoczen
Professor of Anthropology
Department of Anthropology
Email: skoczenk1@southernct.edu
Phone: (203) 392-5679
Office: EN C027B

Area Studies Minors

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor is one of four Area Studies minors at Southern. Students interested in the region, who do not wish to take the entire minor, are encouraged to elect any courses for which they are qualified.

Are You an Interdisciplinary (IDS) Studies Major?

Latin American and Caribbean Studies also is an area of interest for students in the Interdisciplinary (IDS) Studies Major Program. For information about how Latin American and Caribbean Studies could enhance your IDS degree program, contact:

The Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Email: IDSinfo@SouthernCT.edu
Phone: (203) 392-8113
Office: Engleman Hall B 116