Major

Prerequisites

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

LALACS Modified Major

The Modified Major consists of six courses in LALACS plus four courses above the prerequisite level in one or more other department(s) or program(s). Of the LALACS courses one must be an introductory survey and another must be a culminating experience. Students wishing to modify their LALACS major must submit a written rationale that makes clear the coherence and purpose of their modified major. This rationale must be received by and approved by the Chair, and must also be submitted to the Registrar.

Prerequisites

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.

Requirements

Six LACS and or LATS courses including associated courses from our list. The six courses will include:

  • A. One survey course: LACS 1, LACS 3, LATS 4, or LATS 5;
  • B. 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
  • C. Of the six courses, at least one must be from the Social Sciences and at least one must be from the Humanities.

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.