Candidates for a Ph.D. degree in other departments may obtain this Option A doctoral minor in Latin American, Caribbea, and Iberian Studies. All Ph.D. minor candidates must consult with the program director or associate director at the time they begin their work for the Ph.D. minor. Certification of proficiency in Spanish or Portuguese is required.
Students take a minimum of 12 credits in graduate courses related to Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain, or Portugal. A list of courses available for LACIS credit is prepared each semester by the program staff. This work is to be done outside the major field of the candidate's doctoral specialization. One course cross-listed with the major may be used for the minor so long as it is not taught by a faculty member from the major department and is not a required course for the major. The LACIS M.A. may be used as a Ph.D. minor, as long as the degree program meets the minor requirements.