Latin American Studies
The Latin American Studies (LAS) Project at Nassau Community College offers courses and promotes academic and cultural events that broaden knowledge about and understanding of Latin America and Latino communities in the U.S.; that foster civic engagement; and that lead to an appreciation of the rich cultures of Latin American nations, which include the Spanish-speaking Caribbean islands of Cuba, Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic.
As our world’s economic and political systems have become increasingly interconnected and global in nature, the study of the arts, cultures, domestic issues, economics, geography, history, international relations, languages, politics and religions of Latin America is now more vital than ever. Given that Latinos comprise the fastest growing minority in the U.S., the study of the history, experiences, contributions and social fabric of diverse Latino communities is equally essential.
LAS 101 Introduction to Latin American Studies
LAS 105 Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the U.S
HIS 220 History of Modern Latin America
HIS 222 Modern Mexico and Central America
SPA 251 & 252 Practical Spanish for Medical Personnel
LAS 222/Eng 222 Latin American Literature.
These courses meet one or more SUNY and NCC General Education requirements and transfer to other colleges and universities.