The board of regents approved the new UGA undergraduate bachelor of arts major in Latin American and Caribbean studies during its August meeting.
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute, an area studies unit of the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will administer the major. The new program aims to produce students with high levels of language competence and in-depth understanding of the societies, cultures, politics and economies of the peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean. LACSI also will continue to offer its undergraduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean studies.
The UGA major will allow students to choose from one of three tracks of study: social sciences; humanities, arts and music; and environmental science, policy and historic preservation. With approval of the major, LACSI will work throughout the fall semester to cross-list courses with significant LACS content.