About Us

About Us

The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice is dedicated to multi-disciplinary teaching and scholarship in the areas of Latin America and the Caribbean, Latinas/os in the United States, and race and ethnicity in the United States. The curriculum is taught by faculty with expertise in a variety of disciplines including criminal justice in the United States, international criminal justice, law, history, culture, psychology, sociology, human rights, politics, and literature. The curriculum offered by the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies incorporates innovative analyses, interdisciplinary approaches, global perspectives and best teaching practices in courses that promote a deeper understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and political forces that influence our society. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American and Latina/o Studies, a Minor in Latin American and Latina/o Studies as well as an Honors Minor in Latin American and Latina/o Studies. Courses offered by the department also play an important role in a number of majors offered at the College. The department is actively engaged in research and also sponsors a Law School Prep Program to help prepare students for law school. 

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