LAC 100 – Introduction to Latin American and Caribbean Studies (Required) [LEP: Time and Place]
ANT 225 – Peoples and Cultures of Central and South America
ANT 331 – Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
GEO 325 – Latin America [LEP: Tier 3] 
HIS 128 – Latin American History [LEP: Global Awareness] (Cross-listed: LAC 128)
HIS 227 – Colonial Latin America [LEP: Social Structure, Conflict and Consensus] (Cross-listed: LAC 227)
HIS 290 – Latin American History through Cinema
HIS 291 – Latin American Revolutions and Rebellions
HIS 392 – The Hispanic Caribbean: Colony, Nation, and Diaspora
HIS 393 – Modern Central America: Imperialism, Nationalism, and Struggle 
HIS 404 – Oral History (Cross-listed: LAC 404)
LAC 128 – Modern Latin America (Cross-listed: HIS 128)
LAC 227 – Colonial Latin America (Cross-listed: HIS 227)
LAC 404 – Seminar in Oral History: Latin America (Cross-listed: HIS 404)
LIT 371 – Voices of the Francophone Caribbean 
LIT 382 – Contemporary Latin American Literature 
PCH 490 – Health Studies Abroad: Guatemala 
PSC 305 – Political Economy of Development
PSC 308 – Governments of Latin America
PSC 317 – U.S.-Latin America Relations
PSC 333 – Latin American Security Issues
PSC 497 – Political Science Internship 
SED 488 – Global Studies in Special Education: Guatemala
SPA 210 – Latino America: Level IV [LEP: American Experience]
SPA 312 – Latin American Civilization
SPA 320 – Culture and Civilization of Puerto Rico
SPA 330 – Indigenous Cultures of Latin America
SPA 402 – Spanish-American Literature I 
SPA 403 – Spanish-American Literature II 
SPA 463 – Latina/o/x Identity through Film and Literature
SPA 464 – Caribbean Literary Voices
SPA 459 – Latin American Theater and Performance
SPA 496 – 20th Century Spanish-American Fiction 

Oscar Sagastume

"My journey to studying Latin American and Caribbean studies was as personal as it was enlightening. Originating from Guatemala during the tumultuous times of civil war, and later serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, I found myself pondering the real reasons behind the migration of so many from my region to the United States. Like many, I initially believed in the simple narrative of the American dream being the sole magnet. Yet, the complexities of this migration were not covered in my school curriculum, leaving me with a superficial understanding of the violence and the underlying factors driving my people to leave their homes.

This minor was not just academic pursuit; it was a voyage to the core of my heritage. Each class was an unraveling of history, a revelation that deepened my connection to my roots. The more I learned, the more I discovered about the profound and often painful reasons behind our presence here. From the United Fruit Company's role in Guatemala's 1954 coup to the broader impacts of Operation Condor on South America's political landscape, every lesson shed light on the struggles that have shaped our experiences and identities.

But this minor did more than fill gaps in my knowledge—it gave me a vision. Understanding our shared histories and struggles is key to securing a place at the American dream's table for everyone. It's a call for all of us to become informed citizens, to contribute constructively to the social fabric of today's America.

I urge students to explore Latin American and Caribbean studies not just for academic enrichment, but to comprehend the dynamics shaping our society. Through this knowledge, we can aspire to be better citizens, fostering a deeper understanding and empathy in today's complex social climate. This is not just about learning history; it's about writing the future with a more informed, inclusive perspective."

-Oscar Sagastume, LACS Minor