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LACS Minor

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) offers an interdisciplinary academic minor to students who wish to achieve the following:

  • Better understand the history and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Gain insight into the political, economic, and social transitions taking place in this region

Prerequisites

SPANISH 232 or RCLANG 294, or PORTUG 232, or equivalent.

Requirements

At least 15 credits of advisor approved courses at the 300-level and above, to be chosen from one of the following tracks:

  • Health, Medicine and Science
    • Two courses (6 credits) directly related to the fields of Health, Medicine and Science that touch on issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region
    • Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from any department, that cover Latin America and the Caribbean
       
  • Human Rights
    • Two courses (6 credits) directly related to the field of Human Rights that touch on issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region
    • Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from any department, that cover Latin America and the Caribbean
       
  • Latin American and Caribbean Societies
    • Two courses (6 credits) that touch on cultural and societal issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region
    • Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from that cover Latin America and the Caribbean.

Only one course may be shared between a major and your LACS minor.

Courses must be drawn from at least three different departments, with not more than six credits in any one department.

Study Abroad coursework may be used toward the minor with approval from an advisor.

Advising

Advising  appointments can be made using the Advising Appointment System. Visit the International Institute website for more about II undergraduate advising.