Students wishing to pursue honors in the major should contact the LACIS undergrad advisor, Sarah Ripp. The LACIS Honors in the Major track is comprised of three essential components: GPA standards; Honors course work in the major; and a year long honors research experience. In addition to the college wide requirements of a 3.3 cumulative GPA, and the LACIS requirement of a 3.4 GPA in the major, students are required to complete a minimum of 18 credits of Honors work in the major (grade B or better), including:
- LACIS Introductory Course taken for Honors:
- Interdepartmental 260: Introduction to Latin American Studies OR
- History 241: Colonial Latin America, Conquest to Independence OR
- History 242: Modern Latin America, from Independence to Present);
- Senior Capstone Seminar taken for Honors (International Studies 603);
- Research Experience (LACIS 681-682): Honors Thesis (2 semesters, 6 units) OR a Two-Semester Research-based Alternative.
Note: Honors Thesis units should be taken under the department of the advising professor. In the past some students have used a Hilldale Project or a Wisconsin Idea Fellowship as an alternative to the Thesis requirement.