Minor


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Overview

The Undergraduate Minor in Latin American & Caribbean Studies provides students with a basic foundation of knowledge on Latin America & the Caribbean to complement their primary area(s) of expertise. There are two options or tracks:  the General Latin American and Caribbean Studies Track and the Indigenous Studies in Latin America (ISLA) Track.

The General Track is for students interested in building knowledge of Latin America & the Caribbean in such areas as anthropology, art history, business, film, geography, history, indigenous studies, literature, journalism, politics, and theatre.  It requires 6 hours of core courses (LAA 100LAA 300LAA 332/LAA 333LAA 334/ANTH 379) and 12 additional hours upper-division LAA electives. (Students may take any upper-division LAA course or its cross-listed course as an elective.)

The ISLA track is for students interested in indigenous people of Latin America and who wish to study an indigenous language.  It requires 6 hours of a core course (LAA 100LAA 300LAA 332/LAA 333LAA 334/ANTH 379, or ISP 101), 6 hours in a Latin American indigenous language, and 6 hours of upper-division LAA electives. (Students may take any upper-division LAA course or its cross-listed course as an elective.) 

If a student would like to apply a non-LAA (or cross-listed) course with at least 25% Latin American and/or Caribbean content (which may include assignments) for either minor, they can seek approval from the CLACS Undergraduate Coordinator by sharing the syllabus. No more than 2 such courses may count toward the minor.