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The Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Minor emphasizes the value of multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the history, economies, politics, culture, and values of Latin American nations and Latino populations in the hemisphere, including the United States.  Students completing the minor will have developed the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue their professional or further academic career goals in a range of fields that intersect with this program, including the humanities, social sciences, business, and nursing.

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Diego Rivera, “The History of Mexico,” Palacio Nacional, 1931.

This program is composed of a collection of courses offered in departments around the College of Arts and Sciences.  It also complements majors in History, Modern Languages and Classics, Anthropology, and American Studies, among others.

Program Completion Requirements:

  • A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree.  The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor that the student has attempted at UA.
  • LAS 396 Seminar in Latin American Studies
  • An additional minimum of 5 courses from
    3 or more different disciplines.
  • A total of 6 hours of language training taken outside of the minor in one or more of the following:  Spanish; Portuguese; French; Dutch; and indigenous language or any creole language having a historical or current association with Latin American or the Caribbean.  Grades in the language courses will not be computed into the minor grade point average.

The LACLS program hosts and co-sponsors a variety of events, including lectures, lunches, and film screenings.  To find out more about upcoming events click on the Events tab!

For the latest information, contact Prof. Steve Bunker, Director of LACLS, sbunker@ua.edu.