LACS Related Clusters
Art and Politics in Latin America and the Caribbean
This cluster explores Latin America and the Caribbean through cultural manifestations such as art, music, literature and film. Emphasis is placed on the construction of identity in relation to political and social forces and their powers to affect culture. Students in this cluster must take one of the History courses on the list.
International Affairs and Global Studies
The International Affairs and Global Studies cluster offers courses that stress the importance of a broad-based international perspective on economic, political, technological, scientific, and cultural issues. The cluster stresses relations between and among nations, regions, peoples, and borders (the international community) and the world as a whole (the global community). The courses in this cluster enrich students’ understanding of the concerns that affect our entire humanity at any given time and the complexity of issues that contribute and influence the diversity of our world views. Students are highly encouraged to achieve proficiency in a foreign language and to supplement the courses taken in this cluster with courses from the Modern Languages and Literatures department, courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, East Asian Studies, Africana Studies, Russian and Eastern European Studies, and with experiences on terms abroad, international internships and community work.
This cluster explores social, cultural, political, economic, and historical transformations and expressions of Latinos and Chicanos. Emphasis is placed on a view toward the north/south diaspora and global interactions.
Politics and Power in Latin America and the Caribbean
This cluster explores the interplay between politics and power in Latin America and the Caribbean. Emphasis is placed on governmental and economic forces within an international framework. Students in this cluster must take one of the History courses on the list.