The requirements for a LACSI minor are:

  • A minor must contain at least 9 hours of upper division course work.
  • Courses taken to satisfy Core Areas I through V may not be counted as course work in the minor.
  • Courses taken in Core Area VI may be counted as course work in the minor.

Students seeking a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies must complete 18 hours as follows:

Required Course: (3 hours)

LACS 1000: Introduction to Latin America and the Caribbean 3

Electives: (15 hours)

One Latin American History course (HIST 2221 or HIST 2222) 3
An advanced course in one language from the region (SPAN 3010 or SPAN 3010H or PORT 3010 or FREN 3010 or FREN 3010H ) 3

Three LACS courses representing two or more of the three areas of Latin American and Caribbean Studies:

  • Social Sciences;
  • Humanities, Art, and Music;
  • Environmental Science, Policy, and Historical Preservation


For more information about this program, please contact Frans Weiser at