Established in 1971, the interdisciplinary Program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies offers a comprehensive array of courses on the peoples, cultures, history, literature, politics, economy and geography of Latin America and the Caribbean, providing students with a broad-based understanding of this geographic region, and with the language and research skills required for advanced scholarship. The program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies encourages the free exchange of ideas and perspectives in order to foster an environment suitable for serious reflection and critical analysis.
Students in the Program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies are encouraged to consider the opportunities for foreign study and research made available by bilateral exchange agreements with leading universities in the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking world. These exchanges are open to all members of the McGill University community. Further information may be obtained from the Student Exchange and Study Abroad Office, James Administration Building. ( Note that this office will be moving in Summer 2010. See http://www.mcgill.ca/students for details.)
An agreement of cooperation with the Center for Latin American Studies at Georgetown University (Washington, D.C.) permits Honours students in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies at McGill to count a portion of their undergraduate coursework toward the degree requirements for Georgetown's M.A. in Latin American Studies, thus permitting completion of the M.A. in one calendar year. See the Program Adviser for additional information.
The program in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies offers an interdisciplinary Honours degree and an interdisciplinary Major Concentration as part of the Multi-track B.A. in Arts. Given the constraints of the Multi-track B.A. and our belief that an interdisciplinary program of area studies must include within it the language(s) used by the peoples and cultures under examination, there is at present no interdisciplinary Minor Concentration in Latin-American and Caribbean Studies.
|Program Committee Chair|
|D. Studnicki-Gizbert (History)|
|O. Coomes (Geography)|
|J. Jouve-Martin (Hispanic Studies)|
|C. LeGrand (History)|
|T. Meredith (Geography)|
|P. Oxhorn (Political Science)|
|K. Sibbald (Hispanic Studies)|
|I. Vaccaro (Anthropology)|
For more information, see Major Concentration Latin American Studies (36 credits).
The Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area option is designed to meet the needs of students who plan to attend graduate or professional school upon completion of the B.A. Both the Area option and the Thematic option provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America and the Caribbean, upon which more specialized coursework and ...
For more information, see Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Area (60 credits).
The Honours Latin-American and Caribbean Studies - Thematic option permits highly motivated students to combine the study of Latin America and the Caribbean with a theme or intellectual focus whose roots extend beyond the geographic confines of this area, and for which a high level of methodological and/or theoretical expertise is required. Themes of study may ...
For more information, see Honours Latin American and Caribbean Studies - Thematic (60 credits).