The Interdiscplinary Minor In Caribbean Studies


The Interdisciplinary Minor in Caribbean Studies is an inter-departmental, integrative curriculum designed to promote a comprehensive study of the complex societies of the multi-linguistic Caribbean.

Students take six courses (eighteen hours) from the program's listing; these must include:

  • History of the Caribbean 1 (HIST140) or History of the Caribbean 11(HIST141) or The Black Experience in the Caribbean (AFRO163);
  • Modern Caribbean Literature (ENGL 225) or Introduction to Caribbean Literature and Ideas (ENGL056); and
  • Afro-Caribbean Philosophy (PHIL 164).

Each of these is three credit hours.

Students fulfill the remaining hours by taking either three electives from the program course listings, or two electives and an internship arranged through an advisor of the program, or two electives and a Senior Seminar in the topic discipline that results in a thesis paper. Students should normally declare this minor during the second semester of the sophomore year.

Summer Study Abroad in Jamaica

The Caribbean Studies Program also offers a summer study abroad opportunity in Jamaica. This opportunity is offered every two years. The next opportunity will be in June 2016. Students take summer courses at the University of the West Indies Mona campus in Kingston, Jamaica. All courses include a cultural immersion component, and carry 3 credit hours, transferable to Howard University.

>> Read about the Summer 2016 study abroad opportunity in Jamaica.

>> Course/Syllabus Draft.

>>Application Form: Download and Print.

>>Documents Required.


For further information, contact:

Dr. Curdella Forbes
Interim Director, Caribbean Studies Program
Locke Hall 214
Tel: 202 806 7756
Email: ceforbes@howard.edu