Coordinator: Christina D. Abreu (Center for Latino and Latin American Studies)
This graduate certificate is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of Latin American history, literature, and culture. The graduate certificate is recommended for students who want to demonstrate, whether to a scholarly or professional audience, an advanced, interdisciplinary understanding of Latin America. The interdisciplinary approach exposes them to diverse texts, different ways of analyzing evidence, and comparative perspectives.
Since the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies is not a degree-offering unit, all graduate degrees are obtained through the student’s major department, whose specific requirements must be met. The certificate is available to students in good standing in any graduate program in the university. Students-at-large in good standing may also pursue the certificate. Faculty who regularly teach courses which contribute to the certificate come from a variety of departments.
Students who wish to pursue this certificate should consult early in their graduate studies with both their major department faculty adviser and the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies. Students may earn transcript credit for the certificate by completing 12 hours of coursework. Students must take courses from at least two disciplines to earn the graduate certificate in Latin American Studies. In addition to the courses listed, students can enroll in any graduate-level special topics course or directed study focused on Latin America with the approval of the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.