Bachelor of Arts
The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) teaching staff consists of all faculty who teach Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian language and area content courses. The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies Program is one of the major U.S. centers for research about Latin America. The program is for those who seek a multi-disciplinary education on Latin America, Caribbean, Spain, and Portugal. This program offers a wide range of courses in fields such as anthropology, business, economics, geography, history, journalism, political science, sociology, Spanish and Portuguese, and other departments. The aims of the Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies major are to provide:
- A broad exposure to Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian studies by requiring students to take area and language specific content courses.
- Flexibility which allows students to take courses of interest, study abroad and develop innovative academic projects.
- Access to Honors courses in the LACIS major.
- Basic working knowledge in Spanish and/or Portuguese and the opportunity to study Quichua and Maya Yucatec.
- Career-related advice and opportunities including volunteer work and internships with international organizations working in the Latin American and Caribbean area.
Students should contact Sarah Ripp, LACIS’ undergraduate advisor, at email@example.com, to determine which courses may satisfy major requirements. A minimum of 40 credits is required for the LACIS major. Upon declaration of the LACIS major, an assessment file is opened for each student which will include: writing samples, results of an oral proficiency interview (not required for Spanish or Portuguese majors), and an exit survey.