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Degree Requirements for the Major in Latin American Studies

Vegigantes Fiestas PatronaGeneral Program B.A.: A minimum of 36 credits, 18 of which must be at or above the 300 level, as follows:

  • Introduction (3 cr.): A LCS 100 or 145.
  • Latin America and the Caribbean (3 cr.): A LCS 102, 150, 269, 360, 369, 371, 402, 405, 407, 412, 413.
  • Latinas/os in the United States (3 cr.): A LCS 201, 302, 375, 415.
  • Social Sciences Requirement (3 cr.): A LCS 233, 250, 341, 354, 357, 358, 359, 361, 371, 373.
  • Humanities and Fine Arts Requirement (3 cr.): A LCS 216, 230, 268, 312, 315, 316, 317, 318, 319, 326, 327, 414, 415.
  • Race, Gender and Ethnicity (3 cr.): A LCS 103, 130, 165, 203, 240, 255, 282, 410, 451.
  • Introduction to Theories and Research Methods in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies (3 cr.): A LCS 300.
  • One of the three capstone seminars (3 cr.): A LCS 411, or 412, or 413 (may not double count with Latin American and the Caribbean category).
  • Electives with Latin American or Caribbean content as advised: (12 cr.).
  • Reading proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, or French:
    The department will administer the proficiency examinations. The intent is to test the student’s ability to read and understand research material written in Spanish, Portuguese, or French. The examination will consist of questions about selected passages in the appropriate language. Students can build proficiency through completion of the appropriate reading courses in Portuguese, Spanish, or French. Students are also encouraged to use appropriate materials and media in the Interactive Media Center in the University Library to build their reading skills. To schedule an examination, students should contact the undergraduate program director, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies, for more details.

Undergraduate Bulletin - LACS Course Descriptions