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Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Major

The Latin American and Caribbean Studies program offers a major and minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS).  This multidisciplinary program features special emphasis on language study in Spanish or Brazilian Portuguese and study abroad. LACS faculty at the College teach the history,  languages,  anthropology, sociology, politics, art history  and literature of this region.  The LACS program  has established exchange agreements with some of the areas's most renowned  universities and research institutions in Latin America.  These agreements facilitate dynamic intellectual interchange with leading academics and scholars in Latin America and promote joint research, conferences, and publications.  They also provide our students with exciting opportunities to live and study in a Latin American or Caribbean country.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor

A minor in Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies will consist of 18 hours in Latin American and Caribbean Area Studies courses with not more than 9 hours in any one discipline (excluding LACS). Students are encouraged to fulfill their language requirement in Spanish or Portuguese. Students are encouraged to spend one semester in a study abroad program in Latin America or the Caribbean.