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welcome to the Latin American and

Caribbean Studies minor

Frida Kahlo

  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
  Caribbean.

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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
540.568.7318
vannorwc@jmu.edu