Candidates for a Ph.D. degree in other departments may obtain a minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies by taking 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. The LACIS Ph.D. minor is an Option A minor. 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. Contact the LACIS office for information on language certification. 

A minor in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian studies consists of at least 12 graduate credits in LACIS-approved coursework.

The Latin American, Caribbean, and Iberian Studies (LACIS) teaching staff consists of over 100 faculty who teach LACIS language and area content courses. 
LACIS Steering Committee.