Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) provides students with opportunities to learn more about this complex, diverse and vibrant region with important social, cultural, and economic ties with Canada through a wide range of courses and perspectives. Enrolment in the minor will help to foster a sense of community among Carleton students interested in Latin American and Caribbean Studies, and present graduating students with better opportunities to participate in research, community, and volunteer and work-related activities related to Latin America, both in Canada and in Latin America.

The LACS minor brings together perspectives and approaches from Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, Economics,  History, Geography, Social Work, Law, English, the School of Language Arts and Linguistics, as well as International Affairs and Business.

Currently, around 25 professors teach or do research on Latin America and the Caribbean across three faculties at Carleton University: Arts and Social Sciences, Public Affairs and the Sprott School of Business.

Program Requirements

Minor in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (4.0 credits)

This minor is available to all undergraduate degree students with the exception of those in the B.G.In.S. Specialization or Stream in Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Requirements
1.  1.0 credit in: 1.0
LACS 1001 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies I
LACS 1002 [0.5]
Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies II
2.  1.0 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 2000-level or higher 1.0
3.  1.0 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 3000-level or higher 1.0
4.  0.5 credit from: 0.5
LACS 4001 [0.5]
Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
LACS 4819 [0.5]
Latin America and the World
5.  0.5 credit from Approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies Electives at the 4000-level or higher 0.5
6. The remaining requirements of the major discipline(s) and degree must be satisfied.
Total Credits 4.0