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Overview

Undergraduate Brochure (PDF)

Minor Requirements Form (General Track) (DOC)

Minor Requirements Form (ISLA Track) (PDF)

Courses approved for ISLA (PDF)

The Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies offers a minor that requires completion of 18 hours of classes. There are two tracks within the minor:  the General Latin American and Caribbean Studies Track and the Indigenous Studies in Latin America (ISLA) Minor Track.  Both tracks require 3 hours of core classes followed by 15 hours of upper-division electives from a wide variety of courses approved by the center. No more than 1 course (3 hours) may be shared with the student's major.  For the General LACS minor track there is no language requirement.  The ISLA track requires two semesters of an indigenous language spoken in Latin America.  For the General Track LAA 100, LAA 300, LAA 332/333, or LAA 334/ANTH 379 can count as a core course.  For the ISLA Track ISP 101 may also count as a core course.

The General Track is for students who do not wish to concentrate in language studies, but who are interested in aspects such as the history, culture, geography, anthropology, art history, politics, business or journalism of Latin America. This minor will complement to a degree in, for example, business or architecture. There is great flexibility for students to create their own program in order to acquire knowledge in various disciplines.  The ISLA track is for similar students who are interested in indigenous peoples of the Western Hemisphere and wish to study an indigenous language.  In particular, the ISLA track allows students to integrate coursework on the indigenous populations in what is now the United States with coursework on such populations elsewhere in the Western Hemisphere.

The Latin American & Caribbean Studies advisor will be glad to speak with any student who may be interested in obtaining the minor. If you would like to make an appointment with the undergraduate advisor or have any questions about the new minor, please contact the Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies. Also see the Undergraduate Minor Requirements Form (PDF) for the General Track, that for the ISLA Track (DOC) and a list of courses (PDF) approved for the ISLA Track.

Comparison of the General Track and the ISLA Track in the LACS Minor

Minor Track:

General LACS Minor (or LACS track in minor)

ISLA Minor (or ISLA track in minor)

Core Course:

LAA 100 only

LAA 100 or ISP 101

Language Requirement:

None

KICH 110 & 114 or KQKL 110 & 114

Upper-Division Elective:

All upper-division electives approved for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

ISLA-approved courses (PDF) with content related to indigenous peoples of the Americas, plus other courses by student petition.


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