The top 5 things to consider when planning a major in Latin American Area Studies
- Anyone interested in LAAS as a major must register with the LAAS coordinator (spring 2015, Donna Chollett; fall 2015 onward, Stacey Aronson). In addition to required courses, students must complete 20 electives credits for majors and 16 credits for minors in 3 different disciplines. Thus, LAAS compliments many majors; explore a wide range of opportunities to become familiar with Latin America’s diversity.
- The only prerequisite/sequence for LAAS is 2 years of Spanish, which may be taken prior to declaring LAAS your major. Students may have a 2 course overlap with Spanish courses.
- The LAAS 3201 Bibliographic Tools and Journals in LAAS and the LAAS senior capstone course (LAAS 4901) may be taken either fall or spring
- LAAS does not require, but highly recommends study abroad in Latin America. A number of internships, field schools, and research opportunities are available in both the US and Latin America. UMM hosts a number of venues such as Jane Addams, Spanish Conversation Table, United Latinos, and Vamos Juntos.
- Please note that some suggested classes are not updated and/or some are or will no longer be available. LAAS has a number of new course additions. Contact Stacey Aronson for more information.