The Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies
Academic Programs

 

Many of the courses offered by the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies can be used to fulfill requirements in other majors and minors or can be taken as electives. For a complete listing of courses that fulfill requirements for other majors and minors offered by John Jay College click here.

Latin American and Latina/o Studies Minor

This multi-disciplinary minor and program includes courses in the areas of history, culture, law, psychology, sociology, politics and literature relating to the experience of Puerto Rican/Latinas/os in the United States and of Latin Americans in the Caribbean and Latin America. (Course Descriptions (pages 223-227) Admissions Information). For more details, click here.
Minor Advisor: Professor Lisandro Pérez, 212.237.8708

Latin American and Latina/o Studies Honors Minor

This minor seeks to encourage and assist students enrolled to excel in all their courses by providing research and writing skills workshops as well as workshops about graduate and law school studies. Coursework is centered on Latin America and the Caribbean, Latinas/os in the United States as well as race and ethnicity generally in the United States. (Course Descriptions (pages 223-227) , Admissions Information). For more details, click here.
Minor Advisor: Professor Lisandro Pérez, 212.237.8708


Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program (Summer 2014)


This two-year program is a collaboration between the Department of Latin American and Latina/o Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Ronald H. Brown Law School Prep Program at St. John’s University School of Law.  It is designed to help increase underrepresented groups in legal education by providing eligible John Jay students (please see guidelines below) with an intensive summer program in the study of law at St. John’s University School of Law. The overall Program is a two-year Program that runs throughout the academic year and over the course of two consecutive summers.
Director: Professor Jodie Roure, 212.237.8672
Assistant Director: Professor Francois Restrepo,  212.237.8710

Dominican Republic Study Abroad (Summer 2013)


This program is designed to give students a comparative view of the Caribbean through the lenses of crime, culture, history, politics and language. The program will appeal to students who seek a better understanding of criminology from a comparative perspective or who are interested in “Third World” criminological issues. Further, it will appeal to those who wish to increase their fluency in the Spanish language and deepen their appreciation of the diversity and culture of the Caribbean.
Contact: Professor Luis Barrios, 212.237.8747

 
Lisandro Pérez, Chairperson
524 West 59th St., Room 8.63.00NB, New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.237.8708, Email: loperez@jjay.cuny.edu