Latin American and Caribbean Studies

As a Minor

This interdisciplinary program examines historical, political, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions of the Latin American and Caribbean regions. The program will prepare students for pursuing careers in a wide range of fields. It will also allow students to gain a recognition of the economic opportunities that exist in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Paul André Feit Fund sponsors Latin American, Latino and Caribbean events at Baruch. In addition to an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar in the field, the fund sponsors lectures, field trips and students events.


To complete the liberal arts minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, students must take one of the required capstone courses (LACS 4901 or LACS 4902), with the remaining 6 credits selected from the electives list of courses offered by the participating departments: Black and Latino Studies, Communication Studies, English, Fine and Performing Arts, History, Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Political Science, and Sociology and Anthropology. One Feit Seminar on Latin American and Caribbean cultures and societies may replace one of the courses toward the minor, with approval from the Program Director.

For specific course information check the current Undergraduate Bulletin.


Program Director:

Professor Regina Bernard, 646-312-3742

Program Committee Members:

Esther Allen - Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Carolle Charles - Sociology and Anthropology

Hector Cordero-Guzman - Marxe School of Public and International Affairs

David Cruz de Jesús - Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Thomas J. Desch-Obi - History

Lourdes Gil - joint appointment Black and Latino Studies and Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Stephanie Golob - Political Science

Ted Henken - joint appointment Sociology and Anthropology and Black and Latino Studies

Elena M. Martinez - Modern Languages and Comparative Literature

Mary McGlynn – English



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