Welcome to LACS at York

Graduate Diploma in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Graduate Courses in LACS

About the Undergraduate LACS Program

Undergraduate Courses in LACS


 

 

 

Welcome to LACS at York

 

From its earliest days, Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at York has been organically linked to the growing Latin American and Caribbean community in Toronto and Canada, effectively establishing York as the centre for research and social involvement in Latin America and the Caribbean.

 

It boasts the premier research institute on Latin America and the Caribbean in Canada (CERLAC), and extensive institutional linkages throughout the region.

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 The LACS program offers undergraduate students the opportunity to do a combined honours degree in regional studies, and graduate students the opportunity to obtain a specialized diploma in addition to their graduate degree.

 

Unlike some other interdisciplinary programs, LACS has also had a dynamic research component since its very start, led by CERLAC.

 

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at York is grounded in a strong interdisciplinary faculty of area specialists.

Moreover, the program offers students and the broader community a wide variety of events related to the Latin American and Caribbean regions, ranging from academic conferences, small workshops, art exhibits and film festivals, to talks by world figures on the order of economist Raúl Prebisch; Nicaraguan priest, poet and former government minister Ernesto Cardenal; Nobel Peace Laureate and former Costa Rican President Dr. Oscar Arias; Caribbean intellectuals Lloyd Best and George Lamming; MST leader João Pedro Stedile of Brazil; and the late former-President Cheddi Jagan of Guyana. 

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The links on this page lead to information on graduate and undergraduate courses and programs in Latin American and Caribbean Studies at York University.  If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Diploma Program for graduate students

 

Introduction

 

From the time of CERLAC's establishment, graduate students have participated in its research projects and have completed M.A. and Ph.D degrees under the supervision of its Fellows.

 

Since 1986, CERLAC has offered a Graduate Diploma Program. This program, which is available to students registered in the Master's or Doctoral program at York, may be taken in conjunction with a single discipline or as part of an interdisciplinary course of study. To receive the Diploma, students must satisfy the requirements of their degree and those of the Graduate Diploma Program. 

 

Detailed information on the requirements of the Diploma Program are available here.  If you have questions concerning the diploma program which are not answered, please contact: 

 

Andrea Davis, Diploma Coordinator
Centre for Research in Latin America and the Caribbean
240 York Lanes, 4700 Keele Street
York University
(416) 736-2100 ext. 88807
E-mail: cerlac@yorku.ca
Fax: 416 736-5737

 

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Graduate Courses in LACS

 

Students should note that the following course listing is by no means exhaustive, with course offerings changing frequently from year to year. The following courses were either offered during the 2009-2010 school year and/or are frequently offered. Prospective students should visit the web-site of the graduate program that most interests them for more information about courses and admissions. Most programs allow students to take 1-2 courses outside of their 'home' program provided it is relevant to their graduate program.

 

ENGLISH

   English 6570 6.0: Studies in Post-Colonial Literature

English 6571 3.0: Sex, Race, and Caribbean Hybridities

English 6573 3.0: Studies in Post-Colonial Literature: West Indies

English 6576 3.0: Caribbean Women Writing in English

 

HISTORY

   History 5360 3.0: European Encounters: Europeans in the Wider World Since 1500

History 5570 6.0: Slavery and Emancipation

History 5900 6.0: Themes in Post-Emancipation Caribbean History

History 5901 6.0: The African Diaspora

History 5950 3.0: Themes in Latin America

 

HUMANITIES

   Humanities 6111 6.0: Postcolonial Thought

 

MUSIC

   Music 5130 3.0: Latin American and Caribbean Music

Music 5140 3.0: Commercial Music of the Americas

 

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Science 5225 3.0: Canada and the Americas

Political Science 5555 3.0: Latin American Development

Political Science 6200 3.0: Political Transition in Mexico and Cuba

Political Science 6255 3.0: The Americas after the Cold War: Trade, Governance and Sustainable Human Development. 

Political Science 6561 3.0: Comparative Social and Political Movements: Latin America, Western Europe, North America

Political Science 6565 3.0: Political Transition in Mexico and Cuba

Political Science 6570 3.0: Advanced Topics in the Politics of the Third World: The State, Society and Democracy in the Underdeveloped South.

Political Science 6566 3.0: Advanced Topics in Latin America and the Caribbean

 

SOCIAL AND POLITICAL THOUGHT

Social & Political Thought 6200E 3.0: Political Transition in Mexico and Cuba

Social & Political Thought 6221 6.0: Postcolonial Thought

Social & Political Thought 6309 6.0: Internal Colonialism and the Contemporary Politicization of Ethnicity

Social & Political Thought 6316 3.0: Comparative Social and Political Movements: Latin America, Western Europe, North America.

Social & Political Thought 6371 3.0: Caribbean Feminist Thought

 

SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY 

Social Anthropology 5175 3.0: Discourses of Race, Racist Discourses.

 

WOMEN'S STUDIES

Women’s Studies 6571 3.0: Sex, Race and Caribbean Hybridities

 

 

 

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About the Undergraduate LACS Program

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) allows students interested in the Latin American/Caribbean area to pursue this interest by taking a set of carefully programed courses taught in different Departments and Divisions in the Faculty of Arts. The LACS program offers introductory core courses in Latin American and Caribbean Studies as well as other introductory and upper-level courses in the area. The purpose of the core courses is to introduce and develop interdisciplinary ways of looking at the regions while at the same time integrating knowledge obtained in other courses. Program courses provide shared intellectual meeting grounds for LACS majors and other students. The interdisciplinary nature of the LACS program ensures a broader and deeper understanding of the Latin American and Caribbean regions. 

 

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) works together with Founders College and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) to offer students a wide variety of events related to the Latin American and Caribbean regions. These include guest lectures by internationally renowned academics, workshops and conferences, and cultural and social events. Events are announced in classes or in special mailings to Majors, and are regularly posted on the LACS bulletin board (beside the LACS program office). Students are encouraged to participate in these events. LACS majors may also use the Documentation Centre of the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC, 240 York Lanes). 

 

LACS is housed at Founders College, which is also the home of two other interdisciplinary area studies programs, African Studies and East Asian Studies. The Development Studies Resource Centre, which LACS co-sponsors with African Studies, Founders College and the Faculty of Arts, is also located at Founders (202C Founders College). 

 

For more information on the LACS program please visit http://www.arts.yorku.ca/sosc/lacs/  

 

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Undergraduate Courses in LACS

 

Please click here for a list of undergraduate courses in LACS.

 

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