Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014 > Colleges and Majors > College of Arts and Sciences > Philosophy and Liberal Studies > Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor
Coordinator: Myron Avila
The Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is designed to introduce students to the study of Latin American culture, history, geography, language, politics, and society. The minor provides an interdisciplinary coherent unit of study that certifies competency in a subject area outside the traditional major. The minor is not designed to compete with existing programs, but rather to complement them. This program offers an opportunity for students to pursue an area of specialization that may not be offered by departmental curricula or may not be met in conventional majors. Students interested in the minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies take eighteen semester hours from an approved list of courses and must achieve a grade of C or better in each class. If a student knows of a course not found on this list that focuses on Latin American and Caribbean issues, he or she can petition the Latin American and Caribbean Studies coordinator for approval to use it in his or her program.
Students who complete this program may also apply for a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies through the University System of Georgia Americas Council. Students should contact the Latin American and Caribbean studies coordinator for more information about this option.
Language Requirement (0-6 hours)
Students MUST be able to demonstrate oral and written proficiency in at least one language other than English that is spoken in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Languages currently offered at GC include Spanish and French; other languages may be added as appropriate.
The language requirement may be fulfilled in one of two ways:
Latin American and Caribbean Area (12 hours)
The 12 hours are distributed as follows:
A student may receive an Honors Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies if he/she:
1 - 6
1 - 4
This is not an exhaustive list of courses that qualify as Latin American and Caribbean Studies courses. Students interested in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program should contact the program coordinator for a list of courses currently offered or for approval of courses not listed here.