Latin American / Caribbean Studies
Latin American and Caribbean studies is an interdisciplinary concentration at the major and minor levels of the Special Program in Liberal Studies/International & Global Studies concentration. It brings together faculty and students who have a common interest in Latin America and the Caribbean.
Major in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The major-level concentration in Latin American and Caribbean Studies involves 30 semester hours of course work to include:
- 6 hours of course work, at the 300-level or higher, in Spanish (or another major language of Latin America or the Caribbean);
- 6 hours of IGS core courses (IGS 200 and IGS 400);
- 18 hours of course work on international and/or global topics corresponding to the four conceptual categories of IGS (society and politics; economics and development; arts and literature; belief systems and cultures), at least 12 of which must deal principally with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Second major in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean studies. Must meet the same requirements as the SPLS major, with at least 12 hours taken outside the student's first major.
Minor in SPLS/IGS with a concentration in Latin American and Caribbean studies. Required to complete 18 hours including the foreign language requirement (6 hours), an intro core courses (IGS 200) (3 hrs), and 3 additional courses focusing on Latin America or the Caribbean (9 hours), with at least two (6 hrs) at the upper-level and representing at least two program categories.