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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
  Jun 24, 2024
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Latin American Studies Certificate

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The Graduate Certificate in Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary program of study designed for students who want to graduate with a credential that indicates a specialization on this region of the world in addition to their graduate degree. Students who complete this certificate will demonstrate advanced knowledge and a dimension of expertise on Latin America, Caribbean and Diaspora (such as Latinx Studies).

Language Proficiency

Equivalent of two years college level language skill in Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, and Haitian Creole.

Content Courses

Total of five courses (15 credits). Three different departments must be represented, and three of the courses can overlap with the student’s major.

Students who are exempt from the language requirement because of previous coursework or heritage language skills may use language course credits towards the requirement for unique credits in addition to the degree program.
Students may contextualize non-credit bearing internships that are required in various graduate degree programs as credit bearing experiences for UCIS certificate programs. Prior approval must be received from the academic advisor to pursue theses options.

Research Paper

A final multidisciplinary research paper (10-15 pages in length, with 10+ references), a Master’s thesis, or a Doctoral Dissertation will fulfill the requirement for the research paper.

15 Credits

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