Languages, Literature, & Philosophy

Latin American Studies Certificate

Language Area (6 hours)

Students may choose to complete up to six hours of Spanish or French at the 3000 level or above. These hours may be taken as part of an approved study abroad program as long as the course is beyond the intermediate level.

An alternative option would be the demonstration of written and oral proficiency above the intermediate level in Spanish, Portugese, French, Haitian Creole, or Quechua. Students who choose this option must complete a written examination that meets standards set forth by the ACTFL or is validated by a qualified University System of Georgia foreign language instructor.

Latin American Area (12 hours)

One course selected from:

  • HIST 3110 - History of Latin America since 1850 SPAN 3120 - Civilization and Culture of Latin America

Three courses totalling nine hours in Latin American Studies, two of which must be outside the student's major, selected from:

  • Latin American upper division courses offered within the University System of Georgia Courses that have a minimum 25% Latin American component (no more than six hours) Study abroad credit or internships (no more than six hours) Courses taken at the 1000-2000 level (no more than three hours)

Constraints: Students seeking the LAS Certificate must have all work approved by Dr. William Deaver, the Director of the Latin American Studies Certificate Program, or Dr. Jim Anderson, the Director of International Education. In addition, all courses require a grade of C or better.

Honors Option Students may receive an Honors Certificate in Latin American Studies by maintaining an overall GPA of 2.8 and a GPA of 3.5 in all CLAS courses, as well as by submitting a senior honors paper on an approved Latin American topic to a faculty member in that field. The paper must receive a grade of B+ or better.

Study Abroad