An academic minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is not open to students with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The LACS academic minor is designed to provide students with a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Latin America and the Caribbean. It aims to enhance the student's disciplinary training, received through concentration in a traditional discipline, by exposing the student to the topics and issues that are raised in the multidisciplinary area studies approach to countries of the Americas. Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the LACS Student Advisor.

Students wishing to pursue an academic minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with the LACS student advisor. Appointments are scheduled in the LACS office [(734) 763-0553 or lacs.office@umich.edu ].

Prerequisites to the Academic Minor: SPANISH 232 or PORTUG 232.

Academic Minor Program: At least 15 credits in courses at the 300-level and above on Latin America and the Caribbean, to be chosen from among courses listed in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies concentration.

Constraints: Courses must be drawn from at least three different departments, with not more than six credits in any one department.


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