Southern Connecticut State University’s area minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies is designed to foster awareness and understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean from a rich, inter-disciplinary perspective. The minor is designed to explore cultural, political, social, historical and institutional realities of this region of the world.
Individuals who wish to complement their major area of study can take intellectually stimulating courses that prepare them for working in or with people from this region of the world. Enriching expertise and knowledge of Latin America & the Caribbean serves to better prepare our students for careers and further study in the 21st Century. Students choose 18 from anthropology, geography, history, political science, Spanish, literature, and public health.
The Latin American & Caribbean Studies Minor is an Area Studies at Southern. The University offers four area studies minors, each of which brings to bear on an important region of the world the expertise of faculty members from different departments. The purpose is to present a broad, integrated view of the region and its issues, past and present. Students who do not wish to take the entire minor may elect any courses for which they are qualified.