As of 11/14
Through coursework and research in Caribbean and Latin American Studies students should:
- Be familiar with the historical development of the Caribbean and South, Central, and North America to understand both the diversities and commonalities of the region and its peoples.
- Understand the global context of which the Caribbean and Latin America are a part.
- Understand the transnational component of migrations, cultural expressions and identities that have emerged in the region and globally.
- Examine the relationships of the United States with the countries and peoples of the Caribbean and Latin America.
- Be self-reflexive as residents and/or citizen of North America to be aware of their own position and how this affects their knowledge of the Caribbean and Latin America and their construction of the peoples of the region.
- Acquire sufficient, relevant language proficiency should they study and/or conduct research in the Caribbean and Latin America.
- Study the Caribbean and Latin America from an interdisciplinary perspective.
- Explore the contributions Latinos have made to American artistic, economic, political and cultural production.
- Understand the impact and importance of race as a category of social stratification and oppression in the Caribbean and South, Central, and North America, including the impact this has on Latino populations in the United States.