Latin American Studies Certificate

(NYC, PLV)

This certificate in Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary program that includes courses in History, Economics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, English, Psychology, Environmental Studies and Fine Arts, together with "LAS" interdisciplinary offerings. In 2002, the program's strong interdisciplinary learning, language proficiency and civic engagement aspects won a prestigious federal grant. LAS certificate holders possess superior preparation for those planning to specialize in the Latin American region or US Latino clientele. Examples are business and academic careers such as international management, finance, marketing and world trade; diplomacy and law; community nursing, speech therapy and clinical psychology. The certificate will also enhance liberal arts majors, such as history, political science, sociology, anthropology, languages, economics, and environmental science. It is a terminal credential which may be taken by both degree and non-degree students. Depending on course scheduling, it may be completed in one or two semesters.

 

Required Courses: (18 credits)

Three Foundation Courses (9 credits)

Must include at least one course each from Groups A and B:

Group A

SPA 263Spanish for Native Speakers

3 credits

SPA 280Intensive Review of Spanish

3 credits

SPA 283Intermediate Spanish Conversation

3 credits

SPA 284Intermediate Spanish Composition

3 credits

Group B

HIS 133Latin America: The Colonial Era

3 credits

HIS 134Modern Latin America

3 credits

HIS 231Latin America: Century of Social Change and Revolution

3 credits

ANT 296HTraditional and Modern Cultures of Latin America

3 credits

LAS 101The Other "America": Introduction to Latin American Studies

6 credits

LAS 296ALatin Immigration to the USA: Perspectives on the United States' Largest Ethnic Minority

3 credits

Three Advanced Courses: (9 credits)

Must include at least one course each from Groups C and D:

Students are strongly encouraged to take LAS 201 Urban Internship as a capstone experience.

Group C

SPA 311Introduction to Latin American Culture

3 credits

SPA 319Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature I

3 credits

OR

SPA 320Masterpieces of Spanish American Literature II: Dictatorships

3 credits

SPA 321Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and the Caribbean

3 credits

SPA 323Modern Latin American Prose

3 credits

SPA 344The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America

3 credits

SPA 345Latin American Theatre

3 credits

SPA 347The Culture of Mexico

3 credits

SPA 154VLatin American Cinema

3 credits

SPA 154QTopic: Negotiating Border Lines - Latino Films of the United States

3 credits

SPA 346Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States

3 credits

LAS 150Modern Latin American Divas: Female Political, Social and Cultural Leadership in the Republican Era

6 credits

LAS 210Luz, Camara, Accion! : Film as Mirror of Social Change in Latin American History and Culture

6 credits

LAS 220Caribbean Transnational Cultures: The History, Literature and Film of the Spanish Caribbean

6 credits

LIT 211JAmerican Voices

3 credits

Group D

HIS 234South American Colossus: The History of Modern Brazil

3 credits

HIS 243Service and Study in Latin America

3 credits

LAS 250History and Environmental Policy: The Case of the South American Rain Forest

3 credits

ART 296QLatin American Art

3 credits

LAS 201Latin America: The Caribbean and the World

6 credits

LAS 230"So Far from God; So Close to Uncle Sam:" Modern Mexico in History and Literature

6 credits

ECO 359Political Economy of Developing Nations

3 credits

ANT 296KTopic: Latino Families in Cross Cultural Perspectives

3 credits

PSY 296ATopic: Psychology of Ethnic Groups in the United States of America: The Latino Experience

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 18

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