The site of Columbus’s first landing and the hemisphere’s first Iberian settlement, what we now call the Caribbean is temporally, geographically, and historically at the center of the Americas. A region of extraordinary diversity in its people, languages, and cultures, the Caribbean is a microcosm of contemporary global problematics: immigrant, indigenous, settler, and diasporic communities negotiating their current status as polities while preserving individual pasts and identities.

What You'll Study

  • Caribbean studies is a five-credit minor at Wesleyan, focusing upon aspects of the region, drawing upon faculty and curricula from the departments of American studies, Latin American studies, African American studies, College of Letters, anthropology, English, religious studies, music, and more.
  • The minor is by its diverse nature constituted as always multidisciplinary.