Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate

College of Arts and Humanities
4112 H.J. Patterson Hall
Phone: 301-405-9626
lacs@umd.edu
lacs.umd.edu

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.

Interested students should contact our Director and Program Coordinator by email or phone (lacs@umd.edu, 301-405-9626). Please also visit our web page at lacs.umd.edu.

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:

Course Title Credits
Core Curriculum for All Certificate Students
LASC/SPAN/PORT234Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies I3
LASC/SPAN/PORT235Issues in Latin American and Caribbean Studies II3
Select one of the following:3
History of Colonial Latin America
LASC/HIST251
LASC/SPAN458Senior Capstone Course in Latin American and Caribbean Studies3
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 19
Foreign Language Competency 2
Total Credits21
1

At least six credits must be at the 3xx- or 4xx-level. See Latin American and Caribbean Studies advisor for details.

2

 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.