Degree Requirements

Latin American and Caribbean Studies Majors

Students may earn a double major (one in a particular discipline and one in Latin American and Caribbean studies) or a single major in Latin American and Caribbean studies. In addition to meeting the College language requirement in Spanish or Portuguese, all majors earn a minimum of 30 hours in substantive courses on Latin America and the Caribbean.

Requirements for the B.A. or B.G.S. Major

Language Proficiency Requirements

Complete each of the following:

  1. Intermediate-level language (4 semesters or equivalent) at least up to the following: SPAN 216 or SPAN 217 or SPAN 220 or SPAN 222

Course Requirements

Courses may count for 2 requirements. Complete each of the following (9 hours):

  1. LAA 100 Latin American Culture and Society
  2. LAA 300 Interdisciplinary Themes in Latin American Studies
  3. LAA 450 Capstone Course in Latin American Studies

Core Requirements

A minimum of 24 hours (8 different courses) is required. These courses may also be used toward a minor. Complete each of the following:

  1. 12 hours in Language, Literature, and Culture (4 different courses)
  2. 12 hours in Society, Politics, and Economics (4 different courses)

Minimum Major Requirements

33 hours

Note: Students earning a double major must have 15 hours unique to each major.

Graduation Plan

With careful planning and commitment to a full-time course load, you can graduate in 4 years. Download a sample 4-year plan for Latin American area studies.

Contact Info

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Jill S. Kuhnheim, Director
785-864-1126

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Peter Haney, Assistant Director and Undergraduate Advisor
785-864-1127
Karen Cook, Advising Specialist
785-864-3500
kuizen@ku.edu

Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Bailey Hall
1440 Jayhawk Blvd., Room 320
Lawrence, KS 66045-7545
785-864-4213
785-864-3800
latamst@ku.edu
http://latamst.ku.edu/
Jill S. Kuhnheim, Director
785-864-1127
Tony Rosenthal, Associate Director and Graduate Advisor
785-864-4213
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