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, 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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Honor Societies/Clubs/Student Groups:
- 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.
- 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.