Curriculum Requirements

Gateway Course
LAS 101Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies3
Advanced Language Proficiency in Spanish, French, Portuguese, or Haitian Creole
Select one of the following:3
Advanced Spanish
Advanced French
Intermediate Haitian Creole I (or equivalent)
Intermediate Portuguese II
Secondary Language Competence in another Latin American or Caribbean Language
Select one of the following:3
Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Accelerated Elementary French
Beginning Portuguese for Spanish Speakers
Elementary Haitian Creole II (or equivalent)
A Latin American, Caribbean, or Indigenous language course in the DILS program
Upper Division LAS Courses
Select two courses in Latin American history6
Select six courses in classes listed in LAS or combined with LAS 118
Select one of the following:3
Independent Study in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Interdisciplinary In Latin American And Caribbean
Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
Civic Engagement In Latin America
Additional Requirements
UMX 100The University Of Miami Experience0
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
POL 203Introduction to International Relations3
ECO 211Economic Principles and Problems3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Courses9
Electives24
Minor Courses15
Stem Cognate Courses12
LAS Language Courses9
Total Credit Hours120
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12 credit hours of which must be completed at the 300-level or higher. Courses that are not combined with LAS but do have a significant focus on Latin America may be taken with the approval of the academic director. A freshman seminar with a significant focus (25% or more) on Latin America or the Caribbean may be counted towards this requirement. SPA 203 and FRE 203  may be counted towards this requirement if not used to satisfy the aforementioned language requirements.

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A C- or better for all major courses, with a GPA of 2.0 are required for successful completion of the LAS Major.

Suggested Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
LAS 101 Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
Natural Science Course 3
Language Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
LAS 301 Interdisciplinary Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
POL 203 Introduction to International Relations 3
LAS Language Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Two
Fall
LAS 330 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Religions 3
ECO 211 Economic Principles and Problems 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAS 350 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Art and Culture 3
LAS Language Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
LAS 340 Special Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Economics 3
LAS 491 Debates On Current Issues In Latin American And Caribbean Studies 3
Arts and Humanities Cognate Course 3
STEM Cognate Course 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAS 494 Independent Study in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
HIS 554 Studies in Modern Latin American History 3
LAS Language Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
LAS 411 Studies in Latin America and the Caribbean 3
LAS 495 SENIOR HONORS THESIS I 3
LAS 505 Internship in Latin American and Caribbean Studies 3
LAS 520 Interdisciplinary Topics in Latin American and Caribbean Environments 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
LAS 496 SENIOR HONORS THESIS II 3
LAS Language Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120