This program offers an exploration of Latin America and the Caribbean and their diasporas, drawing on a range of disciplinary approaches. Through diverse course offerings, students can study Latin American and Caribbean history, languages, politics, societies, cultures, religions and geographies. The program is geared toward building an engagement with the region(s) as well as with their communities in Canada and the United States. Students may take courses offered by a number of departments that focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. As a complement to the student's other chosen programs, the Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies can prepare students for careers in a competitive global context in which the greater part of the Western Hemisphere plays an increasingly important role.