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The Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) program offers Berry students the opportunity to explore one of the world’s most diverse and fascinating regions. Latino immigration to the United States and the increasing importance of Latin America and the Caribbean globally mean that there is a growing need for persons with the skills and knowledge necessary for collaborating effectively with people from this region.

For a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, students must complete 18 hours of coursework, including “LCS 301: Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean” and “LCS 450: Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.” Additional hours may be completed by taking courses from affiliated disciplines. Students must also demonstrate intermediate-level proficiency in Spanish, French or any other Latin American or Caribbean language other than English. This requirement may be fulfilled either by passing a 200-level language course or through a language proficiency exam. Contact the program director for more information.

Students earning the LACS minor are strongly encouraged to study abroad in a Latin American or Caribbean country and/or carry out a LACS-related internship, either locally or internationally.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor: 18 hours

ANT/LCS 301

Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean

3-0-3

LCS 450 

Seminar in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

3-0-3

Students must complete 12 hours chosen from among the following:

SOC/LCS 310 

Latinos in the United States

3-0-3

ART 330WI

Pre-Columbian and Latin American Art

3-0-3

BIO 383

Tropical Biodiversity and Conservation (in Costa Rica) 

2-4-4

BIO 480*

Advanced Topics in Biology

1 to 5 hrs

BIO 482

Coral Reef Ecology

2-4-4

EDU 222* 

Exploration in Diverse Cultures 

1-4-3

EDU 223*

Exploration in Diverse Cultures I

2-0-2

EDU 224* 

Exploration in Diverse Cultures II 

0-1-1

GEO 155*

Geology Field Studies Abroad

2-3-4

GOV 358 

Politics of Latin America

3-0-3

HIS 358

Latin American History 

3-0-3

LCS 344 

Special Topics in Latin American and
Caribbean Studies 

3-0-3

LCS 350

Costa Rican Culture

3-0-3

LCS 496

Academic Internship 

3 to 6 hrs

LCS 498

Directed Study 

1 to 3 hrs

SPA 311

Survey of Spanish-American Literature

3-0-3

SPA 324

Hispanic Culture

3-0-3

SPA 350

Pura Vida: Language and Culture in Costa Rica

3-0-3

SPA 403 

Contemporary Spanish-American Literature

3-0-3

SPA 404WI

Spanish Business Communication

3-0-3

With permission of the director, students may also choose from among the following courses:

ANT 380

Applying Anthropology 

3-0-3

BUS 410

International Business

3-0-3

ENG 332

Postcolonial Literature

3-0-3

SPA 405

Topics in Spanish

3-0-3

*Limited to Latin American and Caribbean sites only

 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program
Berry College
P.O. Box Number 495044
Mount Berry, GA 30149-5044

Fax: (706) 236-5091
 

Affiliated Faculty: Professors Martin Cipollini and Chaitram Singh; 

Associate Professors: William T. Davin, Paula Englis, Glenn Garrido, Ellen Johnson, Christy Snider, Martha Tapia, Julee Tate and Virginia Troy;  

Assistant Professors: Timothy Knowlton, David Slade and Daniel Sundblad.  

Director: Dr. David Slade
Evans Hall 206C
706-368-6947
dslade@berry.edu  

Secretary: Diane Land
706-233-4089
dland@berry.edu

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