The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) offers a set of carefully selected courses taught in departments and divisions in the Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies. As an interdisciplinary program, LACS allows students to take courses in a range of disciplines to get a deeper understanding of the cultures and societies in Latin America and the Caribbean. Program core courses introduce and develop interdisciplinary ways of looking at the regions while integrating knowledge obtained in other courses. Program courses also provide shared intellectual meeting grounds for LACS majors and other students.
LACS works together with FoundersCollege and the Centre for Research on Latin America and the Caribbean (CERLAC) to offer students a 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. Students are encouraged to participate in these events. LACS majors may also use the Documentation Centre of CERLAC (8th floor York Research Tower).
LACS is housed in Founders College, which is also the home of four other interdisciplinary programs: African Studies, East Asian Studies, International Development Studies, and South Asian Studies. We recommend that LACS majors become members of FoundersCollege, so they can participate in events co-sponsored by the program and the College.