The minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is designed to introduce undergraduate students to the study of Latin American culture, history, geography, language, politics and society. The minor provides an interdisciplinary coherent unit of study that certifies competency in a subject area outside the traditional major.
This program offers an opportunity for students to pursue an area of specialization that may not be offered by departmental curricula or may not be met in conventional majors. Students interested in the minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies take 15 semester hours from an approved list of courses and must achieve a grade of C or better in each class.
Students who complete this program may also apply for a certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies through the University System of Georgia Americas Council.
Students must be able to demonstrate oral and written proficiency in at least one language other than English that is spoken in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Languages currently offered at GC include Spanish and French; other languages may be added as appropriate.