Our program is relevant for lawyers, social workers, teachers, researchers, journalists, doctors and nurses, sports managers, and more…
- SOCIAL JUSTICE
- CULTURAL DIFFERENCE
These concepts will become increasingly important in 21st Century American society. A major or minor in Latino and Caribbean Studies will give you the needed competency in these areas, a key asset when seeking employment or admission to graduate programs.
There are over 50 million Latinos in the US and a long history of Caribbean migration to New Jersey and the northeast. Between 2000 and 2010 alone Latinos grew 39.2 percent in New Jersey. Whether you’re of Latin American or Caribbean descent—or any background—our courses provide you with tools to better understand the politics, culture, and history shaping the experiences of US-born Latinos as well as migrant and Caribbean populations—people you’ll encounter in your professional lives.
Our program is…
Our curriculum promotes interdisciplinary research and training. It reaches across social formations and helps understand the complex interactions of nation, race, gender, sexuality, and class.
We aim to understand the diverse identities, struggles, and experiences of Latinos and Caribbean people in New Jersey/New York and the US.
We also cross national borders and compare racial and social formations transnationally and globally.