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DIRECTOR OF THE CENTER:
Professor Jill Lane
The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies at NYU has been designated a Title VI National Resource Center by the US Department of Education. Title VI enhances research, teaching, and foreign language learning opportunities and supports faculty-led initiatives, including the longstanding Latin American History working group, the Caribbean Initiative the Andean Initiative, the Brazil Initiative, and the Observatory on Racisms in the Americas.
Bobst Library includes 250,394 titles related to Latin America and the Caribbean, including 623 journal subscriptions. Library strengths lie in history, performing arts, film and media studies including indigenous media, and migration studies; regional strengths include the Andes, Brazil, and the Caribbean. NYU Libraries holds a Library of Caribbean Research, including nearly 10,000 monographs, government documents, rare nineteenth-century newspapers, and original manuscripts related to the region. NYU houses the Hemispheric Institute Digital Video Library (HIDVL), an extensive digital video archive on performance in the region.
Master of Arts Program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Degree Requirements: Eight courses (32 points) are required for the degree. The student must receive grades of B or better in courses totaling at least 20 points and must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better. The student must take two core, integrating courses, Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I: Iberian-Atlantic and Colonial Perspectives, LATC-GA 1001, and Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II: Hemispheric and Postcolonial Perspectives, LATC-GA 2001 (8 points total), offered by the Center each fall and spring, respectively. Four courses (16 points) are taken in a particular field designed to prepare students for interdisciplinary field research and the completion of a final Masters’ project.
Dual Degree Master of Arts and Juris Doctor
The dual degree M.A./J.D. program in law and Latin American and Caribbean studies provides training in foreign cultures to prepare law students for international careers and for dealing with Latin American and Caribbean businesses and clients in the United States. In-depth knowledge of Latin American and Caribbean history, politics, society, and political economy adds a valuable intellectual dimension to the training of law students who plan to practice international private and public law or corporate law for foreign clients.
Joint Degree Master of Arts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies and Journalism
The joint M.A. program in Latin American and Caribbean studies and journalism prepares students for careers as professional newspaper, magazine, or broadcast journalists with a special background in Latin America and the Caribbean.