- LACS 6311: Critical Concepts in Latin American and Caribbean Studies
- Four graduate courses with significant Latin American or Caribbean content from at least two disciplines. Two of the four courses must contain ≥ 75% LAC content. Some suggested courses are listed below. However, additional courses taken toward a graduate degree can be applied to the certificate provided they include significant LAC content. (One of the four courses can be an independent core study.) A grade of B or better is required in all course work.
- Language competence in Spanish or Portuguese. Non-native speakers must provide documentation of intermediate or better rating on an ACTFL oral proficiency test.
- Students must demonstrate that they have done substantive research on a Latin American or Caribbean topic through their thesis or other written work.
A dossier documenting how students in the program have met the above requirements must be submitted for evaluation by the curriculum committee in order to be awarded the LACS graduate certificate.
Current courses that would be approved for the graduate certificate include:
|COURSE #||COURSE TITLE||% LAC CONTENT|
|AFAM 6860||Topics in Afro-Hispanic Identity||100|
|AFST 6620||African Religion in Diaspora||100|
|ALDR 6710||International Agriculture Development||50|
|ANTH 6460||The Aztecs and Maya||100|
|ANTH 6225||Mexican Civilization||100|
|ANTH 6790||Human Adaptation||25|
|ANTH 6275||Community, Conservation, & Dev. In Costa Rica||75|
|CRSS 6930||Agroecology of the Tropical Rain Forest||100|
|FDNS 5710||Study Tour in Foods and Nutrition (Mexico)||100|
|GEOG 6720||Geography of Latin America||100|
|GEOG 8810||Political Ecology and Conservation Geographies||75|
|HIST 6200||Studies in Latin American History||100|
|HIST 6214||Introduction to the Religions of the Caribbean||100|
|HIST 6220||The United States and Latin America||100|
|HIST 6230||Supernatural Latin America||100|
|HIST 8220||Colloquium in L. A. and Caribbean History||100|
|HIST 8860||The Atlantic World, Graduate Seminar||100|
|JRLC 5060||Telenovelas, Culture, and Society||100|
|JRLC 5080||International Mass Communication||25|
|JRLC 5400||Race, Gender, and the Media||25|
|LLED 6620||ESOL Service Learning||100|
|LING 6950||Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics||25|
|PORT 6010||Advanced Lang. Lit. & Culture of Portuguese
|PORT 6040||Topics in Cinema, Culture, and Lit. in the Port.
|PORT 6050||Prose of the Portuguese Speaking World||50|
|PORT 6060||Poetry of the Portuguese Speaking World||50|
|PORT 6070||Theater of the Portuguese Speaking World||50|
|PORT 6080||Studies in Culture and Lit of the Port. Speaking
|PORT 6550||History of the Portuguese Language||25|
|FREN 8700||Seminar in Francophone Studies||25|
|SPAN 6120||Topics in Spanish Culture, Language, and Literature||50|
|SPAN 6550||History of the Spanish Language||30|
|SPAN 6650||Spanish Phonetics and Phonology||25|
|SPAN 6700||Spanish America from Modernism to
|SPAN 6800||Erasing Boundaries: Latino/a Literature in the U. S.||100|
|SPAN 6850||Spanish Applied Linguistics||25|
|SPAN 8010||Topics in Culture, Ling., Lang,. & Lit. of the Span.
|SPAN 8100||Poetry and Poetics||50|
|SPAN 8200||Narrative Discourses||50|
|SPAN 8300||Hispanic Thought||100|
|SPAN 8400||Performance Studies: From the Stage/Screen
to the Page
|MUSI 6270||Topics in Musical Cultures of the World||100|
|SOCI 8290||Seminar in Global Perspectives on Gender||35|
Students will submit two documents, one in order to declare the certificate, and the second (portfolio) in preparation for graduation.