This certificate offers students, with a baccalaureate degree in any field, an opportunity to supplement their education with a focus on the interdisciplinary study of Latin America. Courses used to meet this certificate may be counted also, where applicable, toward General Education requirements, and the major or minor requirements of the cooperating departments. Recommended: successful completion of two college intermediate level courses in Spanish, Portuguese or any other language appropriate to concentration area of the equivalent fluency as determined by the program advisor.
Please be aware that this program is not eligible for Financial Aid unless pursued concurrently with a degree program.
The following are the requirements for the Latin American Studies Certificate.
1. Consultation with the program advisor, including formal declaration of the Certificate, and application for graduation.
2. Completion of 24 units distributed as follows:
A. Core (required of all students).
Take one of the following:
B. Electives. 21 units from the following courses, selected from at least two disciplines:
*Special Topics and Independent Study courses in the area of Latin American Studies (including Short Term Study Abroad) must be approved by the advisor.