Undergraduate 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


  • Spanish 232 OR Portuguese 232 or the equivalent


  • Students must complete at least 15 credits of coursework (at the 300 level and above) on Latin America and the Caribbean. The courses may be chosen from those approved by LACS.
  • No more than 6 of the required 15 credits may come from courses in any single department.
  • Only one course may be "double-counted" toward your major and your minor.
  • The academic minor in Latin American and Caribbean studies may not be elected by students with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean studies.
  • Students are encouraged to give coherence to the academic minor by discussing course elections with a departmental advisor.