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Degree Requirements for the Major in Latin American Studies

Vegigantes Fiestas PatronaGeneral Program B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits, 12 of which must be at or above the 300 level, as follows:

Introduction (3 cr.): A Lcs 100 or 100Z or 145.

Latin America and the Caribbean (3 cr.): A Lcs 102 or 269 or 360 or 405.

Latin America and Puerto Rico (3 cr.): A Lcs 150 or 150Z.

Latinos in the United States (3 cr.): A Lcs 201 or 302.

Social Science Requirements (3 cr.): A Lcs 233 or 250 or 354/354Z or 357 or 361.

Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement (3 cr.): A Lcs 216L/216E or 230 or 268L or 312 or 315 or 316 or 317 or 318 or 319 or 326 or 327/327Z or 414.

Race, Gender and Ethnicity (3 cr.): A Lcs 240 or 282M or 451.

Interdisciplinary Research Seminar (3 cr.): A Lcs 400Z.

Electives with Latin American or Caribbean content as advised (12 cr.).

Reading proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or French to be demonstrated by appropriate course work or a language proficiency examination.

Note: There are two ways to satisfy this requirement. The first is to take a written examination, administered by the LACS Department, which assesses reading competency in the chosen language. There is no credit given with this examination, so students who select it must take an additional three credits of electives to complete the 36 credit major. The second option is to satisfactorily complete a 300 (or above) course taught in Spanish or Portuguese. These credits would be applied toward the major. For this option, the course must not count toward another requirement in the major.

Undergraduate Bulletin - LACS Course Descriptions