Language Competency-Demonstrated competency in Spanish or Portuguese equivalent to Spanish 3 or Portuguese 3. This requirement must normally be satisfied before the end of the sixth term. Students are strongly encouraged to study a second language, preferably Portuguese, Spanish, or French. Students planning to take a Foreign Study Program (FSP) must fulfill departmental requirements.
Major Course Requirements For The LACS/LATS Major
A. Two of the three survey courses: LACS 1, LACS 4, or LATS 3
B. Seven LACS and or LATS courses including associated courses from our list
• Of the seven courses, at least two must be from the Social Sciences
and at least two must be from the Humanities
• Four of the seven courses must constitute a concentration that reflects a
disciplinary or scholarly focus that can combine courses from one or
more departments and programs. All four-course concentrations must
be approved by the LALACS Chair
C. A culminating experience, consisting of one of the following
• A LACS or LATS Senior Seminar
• An approved independent study with a LALACS professor
• A senior honors thesis in LACS or LATS
Modifying Another Major with LACS/LATS
Students wishing to modify another major with LACS/LATS must take one of our survey courses (LACS 1, LACS 4, or LATS 3) and four additional courses from at least two different disciplines.