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Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (AP) – Latin American and Caribbean Studies Print

Location: 322 Founders College, Tel.: 416-736-2100, ext. 20260
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Program Coordinator: J. Cypher, History
Affiliated Faculty: V. Alston, English; D. Barndt, Environmental Studies; F. Birbalsingh, English; G. Butler, Humanities; E. Canel, Social Science; D. Cooper-Clark, English; J. Curto, History; A. Davis, Humanities; M.J. Dodman, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; E. Dosman, Political Science; L. Drummond, Social Science; M. Feliciano, Glendon/Hispanic Studies; M. Figueredo, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; W.C. Found, Environmental Studies/Geography; D. Freeman, Geography; L. Goldring, Sociology; M.J. Goodman, Sociology and Equity Studies; A. Gosine, Sociology; R. Grinspun, Economics; J.A. Hellman, Political Science/Social Science; M. Johnson, History; K. Kempadoo, Social Science; P. Landstreet, Sociology; S. Lanfranco, Economics; J. Lliambias-Wolff, Social Science; M. Magnotta, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; R. Marcus, Languages, Literatures and Linguistics; D. Murray, Anthropology; L.L. North, Political Science; V. Patroni, Social Science; A. Rubenstein, History; M. Silverman, Anthropology; A. Simmons, Sociology; H. Smaller, Education; P.D.M. Taylor, Humanities; D. Trotman, History; D. Yon, Anthropology/Education

The interdisciplinary program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) allows students to pursue their interest in Latin America and the Caribbean by taking courses taught in a number of departments and divisions in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Students can double major or minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies and an Honours BA program in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. The LACS program offers introductory core courses in Latin American and Caribbean studies as well as other introductory and upper-level courses in the area. The purpose of the core courses is to introduce and develop interdisciplinary ways of looking at the regions while at the same time integrating knowledge obtained in other courses. The program courses provide shared intellectual meeting grounds for LACS majors and other students. The interdisciplinary nature of the LACS program ensures a broad and deep understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean regions.

The LACS program works together with Founders College and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) to offer students a wide variety of events related to the Latin American and Caribbean regions. These include guest lectures by internationally renowned academics, workshops and conferences, and cultural and social events. LACS majors and minors may also use the Documentation Centre of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC, 8th floor, York Research Tower).

Study Abroad Programs. York University has a formal student exchange agreements with the University of the West Indies (UWI) with campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, as well as universities in Brazil, Ecuador, Guyana, Mexico and Venezuela which allows York students to study at these institutions and get credit from York. LACS majors may also get permission to earn academic credit for other courses taken at other universities in the Latin American and Caribbean area. For further information contact International@York or the LACS coordinator.