Over half a billion people live in Latin America where a diverse mix of cultures has
created a dynamic group of countries. JMU's interdisciplinary Minor in Latin American
and Caribbean Studies (LACS) helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of
Latin America and the Caribbean. Don't pass up the opportunity to become more
informed and involved.
All LACS minors must attain proficiency in two years of university-level Spanish,
Portuguese or French. In addition to the language requirement, the Latin American and
Caribbean Studies minor consists of 18 approved credit hours. Across those 18
credits, students must select courses in at least three different disciplines.
Participants in the minor are encouraged to explore the possibility of studying in a Latin
American country for a semester or summer session. In the past, students have
participated in programs in Mexico, Central America, South America, and the
Download a brochure.
If you would like to declare a Latin American and Caribbean Studies minor, or if you have questions about the minor, please contact:
Dr. William Van Norman, Coordinator
Department of History
Jackson Hall, Room 209