School of Social Sciences

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Latin American Affairs

The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Latin American Affairs is intended to give students an understanding of Latin American societies today, offering insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating Latinb American societies, as well as a basic introduction to one Latin American language.

Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15-16 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0.  Students must complete one course from each of the 4 areas (12-13 credit hours): Language, Culture, History & Philosophy, and Politics & Geography.  Students choose one additional course from one of the 4 areas or may complete a Study Abroad in Latin America for a minimum of 3 credit hours.  Study Abroad in Latin America is strongly recommended.

* No more than two courses below the 200-level will count toward the certificate.


Course Number


Credit Hours

Minimum Grade




Students will take 1 language course in Spanish.  Specific course will depend on student performance on a placement test



Culture (choose one course)
FINA-A 150 Africa, New World, & Oceanic Art



FINA-A 452

Art of Pre-Columbian America



SPAN-S 275 Hispanic Culture and Conversation



SPAN-S 301 The Hispanic World I



SPAN-S 302 The Hispanic World II



SPAN-S 363 Introduccion a la Cultura Hispanica 3 C-
SPAN-S 471 Survey of Spanish American Literature I 3 C-
SPAN-S 472 Survey of Spanish American Literature II 3 C-
History & Philosophy (choose one course)
HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction 3 C-
HIST-F 341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire 3 C-
HIST-F 342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution 3 C-
HIST-H 231 Women, Men, and Family in History 3 C-
HIST-F 232 Upheaval in 20th-Century Latin America 3 C-
SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context 3 C-
Politics & Geography (choose one course)
POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics 3 C-
GEOG-G 323 Geography of Latin America 3 C-
Elective (choose one additional course from any area listed above or complete a Study Abroad.  Study Aboad in Latin America is strongly encouraged.) 3 C-
* Please note that other appropriate courses may be offered and substituted subject to approval.

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