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.
Diploma Program for graduate students
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:
Davis, Diploma Coordinator
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 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 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 6111 6.0: Postcolonial Thought
Music 5130 3.0: Latin American and Caribbean Music
Music 5140 3.0: Commercial Music of the Americas
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 5175 3.0: Discourses of Race, Racist Discourses.
Women’s Studies 6571 3.0: Sex, Race and Caribbean Hybridities
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/
Undergraduate Courses in LACS
Please click here for a list of undergraduate courses in LACS.