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A.B. Requirements

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) Major 

A major in Latin American and Caribbean Studies introduces you to the traditions, heritage and contemporary experience of Latin American nations and their people. As a student, you will be able to develop critical language and cultural skills that serve as the foundation for careers in public service, business, humanitarian work, law, and health care. Students with multidisciplinary backgrounds are provided with a broad understanding of multiple academic areas with the unifying context of Latin America and the Caribbean.

Requirements for A.B. Degree

Area VI Requirements:

LACS 1000: Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (3 hours) OR LACS 2002: Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II (3 hours)

HIST 2221: Latin American Civilization to 1800 (3 hours)

HIST 2222: Latin American Civilization since 1800 (3 hours)

9 hours selected from the following list:

  • Any LACS 1000 or 2000 level courses
  • Any QUEC, SPAN, PORT, or FREN 1000 or 2000 level courses (secondary level)
  • ROML/SPAN 2550, PTSP 2500, GEOG 1101, MUSI 2070, AESC 2990S, DANCE 2620, ETAP 2200, INTL 1100, ANTH 1102, WMST 1110

Up to 9 hours of language courses can be used to satisfy Area VI requirements.

Major Requirements:


SPAN 3010, PORT 3010, or FREN 3000+

SPAN, PORT, or FREN 3000+

Upper Division requirement

LACS 4911: Latin American and Caribbean Studies Senior Capstone Seminar (3 hours)

Interdisciplinary Areas

9 3000/4000 level LACS courses

For a downloadable version of our LACS Major Checklist, click here: LACS Major Requirements Worksheet

For more information contact Frans Weiser, frweiser@uga.edu.

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