Latin American Studies

A certificate program in Latin American Studies is a convenient way for individuals to add a consistent study of Latin American topics to their undergraduate credentials.  The  Studies program provides students with courses from various colleges and disciplines across the university.  The program allows students to advance their study of Latin American history: culture: language: and society and will serve as a preparation for a variety of careers and graduate school options.

The certificate can meet the needs of these students:

  • Students anticipating graduate work in a professional program (Law: Business: Medicine: Social Work: etc.) in which they intend to have an  focus.
  • Students anticipating graduate work in an academic field (History: Geography: Literature: Religious Studies: etc.) in which they intend to have an  focus.
  • Students anticipating graduate work in  Studies
  • Students anticipating employment in a field that requires (or would benefit from) a background knowledge of  culture and society.
  • Students who want to pursue a knowledge of  society and culture for their own interests.

Dr. Christopher White
Department of History
Harris Hall 112
whitec@marshall.edu

Program Requirements

Student must complete 15 hours of Latin American Studies course work.

  • Core Courses: At least 9 of the 15 hours must come from the list of core courses.
  • Optional Courses: Up to 6 hours can be selected from the list of optional courses.
  • Courses may be taken in any order and in any discipline as long as the above requirements are met.

 

Core Courses
Anthropology 430: American Indian
Economics 460: Economics of Developing Countries
Geography 408: Middle and South America
History 301: Latin America: Discovery to Independence 302: Latin America: Independence to Present 304: Spanish History Since 1475 305: Drug Wars in the US and Latin America 423: Us-Latin American Relations
Modern Languages (Spanish) 335: Latin America: Culture and Civilization 411: Pre-Modern Latin American Literatures 412: Contemporary Latin American Literatures 413: Literary Genres and Non-Canonical Issues in Latin America 417-418: Hispanic Film and Literature
Political Science 411: Latin American Politics
Religious Studies 322: Catholic World
Independent Study Any independent studies course from across the university that focuses exclusively on Latin America may be counted toward a Latin American Studies Certificate.
Special Topics Any special topics course from across the university that focuses exclusively on Asia may be counted toward a Latin American  Studies Certificate.
Optional Courses
Anthropology 437: World Culture
Economics 340: Global Macroeconomic Issues
Finance 440: International Financial Management
Music 410: Introduction to World Music
Political Science 309: Fundamentals of International Relations 406: International Politics
Independent Study Any independent studies course from across the university that focuses a significant portion of course content on Latin America may be counted toward a Latin American Studies Certificate with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.
Special Topics Any special topics course from across the university that focuses a significant portion of class content on Latin America may be counted toward a Latin American Studies Certificate with the approval of the Chair of the Department of History and the Dean of the College of Liberal Arts.