Ohio University

Latin American Studies Certificate

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Program Overview

Overview: The graduate certificate program in Latin American Studies prepares students to apply their expertise in a range of national and international activities. The program offers a combination of in-depth understanding of the theoretical foundations applicable to international studies and relevant skills for engagement in applied work. The certificate is intended to complement a major course of study and better prepare students for work as practitioners in related government, development, and aid agencies, as well as in private and academic organizations. This certificate requires a minimum of 20 semester credit hours. The interdisciplinary nature of the program allows students to develop proficiency in the conceptual frameworks of Latin American Studies and to develop targeted proficiencies in areas of professional and/or research interest.

Opportunities Upon Graduation : LAS alumni have pursued careers in teaching and consulting as well as working for governmental agencies and nongovernmental organizations. Moreover, graduates from our program have held key positions in corporations in the U.S. and in many have chosen to work for private organizations concerned with human rights and development.

Contact For More Information:

Dr. Arthur Hughes at hughesa@ohio.edu 

Course Catalog

Core Requirements:

Students must complete at least 3 of the following core courses in LAS

  • ECON 5740: Economics of Latin America (4.0HR)
  • ANTH 5830: Cultures of Latin America (3.0HR)
  • HIST 5250: History of U.S.- Latin American Relations (4.0HR)
  • HIST 5231: Latin American History: From Independence to the Present (4.0HR)
  • HIST 5230: Latin American History: The Colonial Era (4.0HR)
  • ANTH 5700: Mexican/Central American Prehistory (3.0HR)
  • HIST 5232: History of Brazil (4.0HR)
  • HIST 5233: The History of Modern Mexico (4.0HR)
  • GEOG 6350: Seminar in Regional Geography: Latin America (4.0HR)
  • GEOG 5350: Geography of Latin America (4.0HR)
  • ECON 5740: Economics of Latin America (4.0HR)
  • POLS 5340: Government and Politics of Latin America (3.0HR)
  • HIST 5250: History of U.S.- Latin American Relations (4.0HR)
  • HIST 5270: Slavery in the Americas (4.0HR)

Latin American Studies Language Requirement

A minimum of two semesters of a language is required. Students entering with language proficiency will not be required to fulfill the language requirement. This change is brought through adequate review and revision of the curricular components of the program. The change will not have any potential harm to other departments or schools.

Requirements:

Students should complete one year of one foreign language or equivalent courses.

  • SPAN 5110: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements I (1.0-4.0HR)
  • SPAN 5120: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements II (1.0-4.0HR)
  • SPAN 5210: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements II (1.0-3.0HR)
  • SPAN 5220: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements IV (1.0-3.0HR)
  • SPAN 5310: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements V (1.0-3.0HR)
  • SPAN 5320: Spanish for Graduate Reading Requirements VI (1.0-3.0HR)