Academic Catalog 2018-2019 
    Dec 03, 2020  
Academic Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American and Caribbean Studies (ID), B.A.

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Requirements for the Interdepartmental Major:

Eight courses from at least two concentrations: 1. Humanities and Arts; 2. Social Sciences; 3. Student Designed Concentration (e.g., Biology, Environmental Studies, Geology, to be designed in consultation with the LACS Director and the student’s academic adviser), including LAS 101   Introduction to Latin American Studies, SPN 203   , or an equivalent-level language course in French or any other official language of Latin America, or the successful completion of Portuguese during a full term abroad (subject to the approval of the LACS Director), and a LAS 497   One-term senior thesis .

Requirements for Honors in Latin American and Caribbean Studies:

To be eligible for honors, a student must (1) attain a minimum index of 3.50 in courses counted toward the major; (2) a cumulative index of 3.30 or better; (3) a grade of “A minus” or higher on the senior project (a two-term senior project for LACS Majors); and (4) oral exam based on the Senior Project before LACS faculty and an additional presentation of the work at Steinmetz or another public academic venue.

Course Selection Guidelines:

Students seeking to double major in LACS and another subject that also requires a two-term thesis must present a proposal and obtain written permission from LACS director and the other department chair.

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