Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) is a program which offers a major, an interdepartmental major, and a minor in the study of the history, culture, language and politics of the countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region. In addition, students may focus their study on the Atlantic world, on the interaction between the Americas and Africa and on the experiences of people of Latin American descent in the United States. Latin American and Caribbean courses are part of the Core Components curriculum fulfilling requirements in humanities, linguistic and cultural competency and connections across disciplines.