Latin American and Caribbean Studies : Contact Information

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Academics and Requirements


 

Advising

Undergraduate advisors at the International Institute are available to meet with undeclared students who would like to learn more about the program, and also with current majors and minors who would like to discuss course selection, degree requirements, major/minor releases, and other matters of concern. Appointments can be made through our online appointment calendar by clicking on: meet with an advisor. Information on all of our undergraduate programs and Walk-In Advising hours can also be found on our website: here. The International Institute’s Undergraduate Advising Office is currently located at 1080 South University Avenue, Suite 2660.

Effective Fall 2016-Current

A minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is not open to students with a major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The LACS 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 major 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 a minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies must develop a specific plan for its completion in consultation with an advisor; including the declaration of one of three tracks: Health, Medicine and Science, Human Rights, or Latin American and Caribbean Societies.

Prerequisites to the Minor

SPANISH 232 or RCLANG 294, or PORTUG 232, or equivalent.

Requirements for the Minor

At least 15 credit  of advisor approved courses at the 300-level and above, to be chosen from one of the following tracks:

  1. Health, Medicine and Science
    1. Two courses (6 credits) directly related to the fields of Health, Medicine and Science that touch on issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
    2. Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from any department, that cover Latin America and the Caribbean.
  2. Human Rights
    1. Two courses (6 credits) directly related to the field of Human Rights that touch on issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
    2. Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from any department, that cover Latin America and the Caribbean.
  3. Latin American and Caribbean Societies
    1. Two courses (6 credits) that touch on cultural and societal issues in the Latin American and Caribbean region.
    2. Three courses (or at least 9 credits) drawn from courses, from that cover Latin America and the Caribbean.

Constraints

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

Study Abroad. Study Abroad coursework may be used toward the minor with approval from an advisor.

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Minor (through Summer 2016) +

A minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is not open to students with a major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

The LACS 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 major 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 a 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 a 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 Minor

SPANISH 232 or PORTUG 232.

Requirements for the Minor

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 major.

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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