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LACSI Graduate Certificate


  • 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:

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 6860 Sociolinguistics 25
LING 6950 Spanish Semantics and Pragmatics 25
PORT 6010 Advanced Lang. Lit. & Culture of Portuguese
Speaking World
PORT 6040 Topics in Cinema, Culture, and Lit. in the Port.
Speaking World
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.
Speaking World
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.

Graduate Certificate Application Form

Graduate Certificate Portfolio Instructions

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