Jun 30, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Minor

Allison Fagan, Coordinator
Phone: (540) 568-6170
Email: faganae@jmu.edu
Website: http://www.jmu.edu/lacs

This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the U.S. All minors must attain proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese or French at or above the intermediate level (SPAN 232 /PORT 232 /FR 232  or equivalent). In addition to the language requirement, the minor consists of 18 approved credit hours. Students must select courses in at least three different disciplines. Participants in the minor are encouraged to explore the possibility of studying in a Latin American or Caribbean country for a semester or summer session. See the website for changes in required courses.


Students may take no more than nine credits (3 courses) in any discipline (i.e., ANTH, HIST). 

Complete four additional courses from among the following: 12 Credit Hours

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 HUM 252  is typically offered in several sections each semester; many of these sections do not focus on Latin America. Students must take the version focused on Latin America for HUM 252  to count as part of the Latin American studies minor. HUM 252  counts as a history course unless taught by faculty from another discipline.

2 Special topics or special studies course. It may count for the minor, but only if it deals with Latin America or the Caribbean. Contact the coordinator for approval.

3 Must be one of the following topics: Latin American Cultures or Brazilian Culture.