Minor in Latina/o and Caribbean Studies:
The Minor in Latina/o and Caribbean Studies includes courses from a variety of disciplines, such as sociology, art, music, philosophy, criminal justice, English, French, Spanish, and social work. We require that a minimum of 1/3 of the material covered in the course directly represent the Latina/o and/or Caribbean people. New courses will be added as they are created and become available.
The Benefits of Language Diversity:
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Would You Like to Learn Chinese Culture?
Chinese Culture CN 111 (Fall 2012)
This course, at the introductory level, is taught in English and designed for those who are interested in learning about Chinese language, culture, history, literature and schools of thoughts from the beginning to the 21st century. CN 111 fulfills the world perspectives distribution requirement. If you are interested in Study Abroad in China, these courses are the best resources for you! For more information, please contact Dr. Lili Bruess at 732-987-2779 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Honor Societies/Clubs/Student Groups:
- Delta Beta Chapter of Pi Delta Phi, was founded in 1964 and has conducted induction ceremonies annually ever since. To be nominated for membership in this national French honor society, a student is required to take at least one upper level French course, maintain a minimum average of 3.0 in French and be in the upper third of her class. Delta Beta Chapter has well over three hundred lifetime members.
Epsilon Lambda is Georgian Court University's local chapter of Sigma Delta Pi, a national Spanish honor society which recognizes those students with a love for Spanish. Each year students are invited to join based upon their overall grade point average and the number of required language, literature, and civilization courses they have completed within the target language. An induction ceremony is held each spring. Epsilon Lambda's members elect its officers, participate in activities for Family Day, and are presently involved with two charities: Hogar Amistad, an orphanage in Honduras; and Catholic Charities' Emergency Services in Lakewood, New Jersey.
El Circulo is a brand new group on campus as of Spring 2012! This is for Spanish Majors and Minors who wish to prepare for the Praxis II in Spanish Content, to practice for the Oral Proficiency Interview (ACTFL) and also for cultural events. We are going to NYC (MOMA) to hear distinguished Mexican author Elena Poniatowska speak about Diego Rivera's murals on March 22, 2012.
LASO Latin American Student Organization is GCU's group for students who have a Spanish speaking heritage or simply wish to practice their Spanish with others interested in Latin America. The group is involved in charitable events and has on campus events that celebrate the many cultures of Latin America and their influence on the USA.
The Film Symposium is a group that meets on campus to watch and discuss foreign films. It is a great opportunity to hear the target language and learn about the cultures which speak these languages through the visual medium of film.