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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Latin American Studies Certificate

College of Arts and Humanities
2151 Taliaferro Hall, 301-405-9626

The interdisciplinary certificate program in Latin American Studies is open to University of Maryland, College Park, undergraduates in any major who are interested in Latin America and the Caribbean. The undergraduate certificate in Latin American Studies will be awarded to students who have completed 21 credits with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better in the following areas:

Requirements for the Certificate

A. Core Curriculum for All Certificate Students (12 credits)

LASC/SPAN/PORT234                    Issues in Latin American Studies I

LASC/SPAN/PORT235                    Issues in Latin American Studies II

HIST250 or HIST251                      Latin American History I or II

LASC/SPAN/PORT/ANTH458        Senior Capstone Course in Latin American Studies

B. Additional Courses in Latin American Studies (9 credits)

Nine credits of additional courses must be chosen from an approved list and from at least two different departments. At least six credits must be at the 300- or 400-level. See Latin American Studies advisor for details.

C. Foreign Language Competency

All certificate students must demonstrate their competence in one of the languages of Latin America and the Caribbean, including Spanish or Portuguese. Other languages may be used to fulfill this goal with the permission of the LASC undergraduate advisor. Competency may be proven with a grade of "C-" or better in an intermediate-level course or higher. Native speakers of Spanish or Portuguese or students with extensive experience in these languages should consult with the Latin American Studies advisor.

An overall GPA of 2.0 in the certificate is required for graduation.

Interested students should contact our director Dr. Laurie Frederik (Lfred@umd.edu or 301-405-6459) or LASC (lasc@umd.edu or 301-405-9626). Please visit our web page at www.lasc.umd.edu

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