Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate
Director: Isabella Alcañiz
Assistant Director: Eric Tomala
The interdisciplinary certificate program in Latin American and Caribbean Studies is open to University of Maryland, College Park, undergraduates in any major who are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The undergraduate certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies will be awarded to students who have completed 21 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the following areas:
|Core Curriculum for All Certificate Students|
|LACS234||Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I||3|
|or SPAN/PORT234||Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I|
|LACS235||Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II||3|
|or SPAN/PORT235||Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|History of Colonial Latin America|
|Latin America Since Independence|
|LACS/SPAN458||Senior Capstone Course in Latin American and Caribbean Studies||3|
|Additional Courses in Latin American Studies|
|Nine credits of additional courses must be chosen from an approved list and from at least two different departments 1||9|
|Foreign Language Competency 2|
At least six credits must be at the 3xx- or 4xx-level. See Latin American and Caribbean Studies advisor for details.
All certificate students must demonstrate their competence in a language spoken in Latin America or the Caribbean. Competence may be proven with a grade of "C+" or above in an intermediate-level language course or higher. Fluent speakers of Spanish or Portuguese, or students with extensive experience, should consult with the Latin American and Caribbean Studies advisor for procedures to demonstrate their language competence.
An overall GPA of 2.0 in the certificate is required for graduation.