Welcome to the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Program (LACS) at the College of Charleston. The LACS Program is housed in the School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs. LACS is the first area studies major and the most popular area studies minor at the College. LACS integrates course-work and research in the languages, literature,history, politics, art and culture of Latin America and the Caribbean. In keeping with our goal to provide our students with the most intensive experience possible, LACS majors are required to study abroad in one of the many College of Charleston programs sponsored by LACS; at Latin American or Caribbean universities affiliated with the College of Charleston; or approved independent programs.
The LACS program will prepare students for professional careers and further study as well. LACS will prepare you to actively engage a region of growing importance to our state and country, culturally, economically and politically.