May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Minor


Coordinator: Kristin Wylie
Phone: (540) 568-5307
Email: wyliekn@jmu.edu 
 
Advisor: Becca Howes-Mischel
Phone: (540) 568-6171
Email: howesmre@jmu.edu
 
 
This cross disciplinary minor helps students to acquire a deeper understanding of the histories, politics and cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx communities in the U.S. The minor consists of 18 approved credit hours. Participants in the minor are strongly encouraged to pursue course work in languages including Spanish, Portuguese and French, as well as to explore the possibility of studying in a Latin American or Caribbean country for a semester or summer session.
 
Students must select courses in at least three different disciplines, with no more than nine credits in any discipline (e.g., ANTH, HIST). Other special topics classes may be accepted via course directive. Consult the advisor for more information.

Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean Studies Primary Electives: 6-12 Credit Hours


Complete at least two and up to four additional courses from the following:

Global and Ethnic Studies Secondary Electives: 0-6 Credit Hours


Complete no more than two additional courses from the following:

Total: 18 Credit Hours


Footnotes


1 LAXC special topics course. Can be repeated once for credit if the topic changes. Only one will count toward the core requirement; the second will count toward required electives.