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Undergraduate Major 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 the Undergraduate Major Degree

Area VI Requirements:

Please click on the course names for complete descriptions

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

Language

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 descriptions of the following courses, visit the UGA Bulletin for the LACS Major

SOCIAL SCIENCES HUMANITIES, ART, and MUSIC ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, POLICY, & HISTORICAL PRESERVATION
AFAM(ROML) 4860/6860
AFST(RELI)(LACS) 4620/6620
ANTH(LING) 3080
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3270
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 3430
ANTH 3540
ANTH 3541
ANTH(LACS) 4225/6225
ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290
ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L
ANTH(NAMS)(LACS) 4460/6460
ANTH 4790/6790
GEOG 3640
GEOG(LACS) 4720/6720
INTL(LACS) 4270
INTL(LACS) 4315
INTL(LACS) 4380
JRLC(LACS) 5060
JRLC 5080
LACS 4010
LACS 4800
LACS 4900
LACS(SOCI) 4910
SOCI 3010
SOCI(WMST)(LACS) 4280
SOCI(LACS) 4290
WMST 3110
WMST(LACS) 3500
WMST 4130/6130
CMLT(AFAM)(AFST)(GEOG)(LACS) 4260/6260
CMLT(AFST)(LACS) 4545/6545
ENGL 4860
FILM(LACS) 4640/6640 or FILM(LACS) 4640I/6640I
FREN any 3000-4000 level
FREN(LACS) 4170
HIST 3040
HIST(LACS) 3220 or HIST(LACS) 3220H
HIST(LACS) 3230 or HIST(LACS) 3230I
HIST(LACS) 3235
HIST 3240
HIST 3270
HIST 3710
HIST 3711
HIST(LACS) 4200/6200
HIST 4211/6211 or HIST 4211H
HIST(RELI) 4214/6214
HIST 4220/6220
HIST(LACS) 4230/6230
HIST 4235/6235
HIST(LACS) 4240/6240
HIST(LACS) 4250/6250
LACS 4050/6050
LACS 4300/6300
LACS(CMLT) 4700/6700
LACS 4900
LLED 4620/6620
LLED 4730/6730
LLED 5555
PORT any 3000-4000 level
SPAN(LING) 3050
SPAN(LING) 4650
SPAN any 3000-4000 level (except SPAN 4081)
WMST 3110
WMST(LACS) 3500
WMST 4130/6130
AAEC 4960
AESC 2990S
ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 3820E
ALDR 3820H
ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710/6710
ALDR(AFST)(LACS) 4710E/6710E
ANTH(ECOL) 4290/6290
ANTH(PBIO) 4300/6300-4300L/6300L
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4930/6930
CRSS(HORT)(ANTH)(ECOL)(GEOG) 4931/6931
EETH(AESC) 4190/6190
EHSC 4400
FORS(ECOL)(GEOG) 4250/6250
FORS(CRSS)(ECOL)(ANTH) 4760
HIPR 4000/6000
HIPR 4072/6072
HORT(ANTH)(PBIO) 3440
LACS 4900
PBIO(ECOL) 4750/6750

 

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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