Major Requirements

The major consists of 36 credits to be distributed as follows:

Introductory Course (one required course)

01:595:100 Introduction to Caribbean Studies OR
01:595:101 Introduction to Latino Studies

Research Methodologies (one required course)

01:595:215 Research Methods in Latino and Caribbean Studies

Interdisciplinary Distributions (one course from each of the following areas for a total of three, 200-level courses):

History, Politics, and Philosophy
01:595:204 History of the Caribbean to 1898 OR

01:595:205 History of the Caribbean since 1898
01:595:251 Caribbean Freedom

Culture and Creative Expressions
01:595:226 Art and Visual Culture of the Caribbean OR
01:595:240 Latino Literature and Culture OR
01:595:270 Introduction to Caribbean Literature OR
01:595:295 Latino and Caribbean Cultural Studies

Society, Community, and Environment
01:595:297 Caribbean Societies OR
01:595:298 Latinos and Migration

Capstone Course (one required course)

One 400-level seminar OR another approved course


Students are required to take an additional six courses in the department, of which at least three must be at the 300-level. Please note: Research Methods (215) must be completed before taking the Senior Seminar. Research Methods is offered in the spring semester of each year and the Senior Seminar is offered the fall semester of each year.

With the Undergraduate Director's approval, students may replace up to two electives with courses that are offered by other departments or units of Rutgers University. Credit may be offered for one course in Spanish language or composition at the 200 or 300 level. Only one independent study course may be used to satisfy the requirements, except by students enrolled in the department's honors program. Only grades of C or higher will count toward the major requirements.

Declaration form for Major/Minors