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Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LTAMCACRT1)Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

Students on Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Spring 2020 requirements.

Description

The certificate is awarded upon graduation to students who have demonstrated knowledge of Latin America beyond the level of a normal minor in accord with the requirements listed below. (Students may elect to complete the minor or the certificate but not both.) Curriculum planning should be done in consultation with the undergraduate advisor for Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours (with at least a B average), including the requirements listed below.

  1. The Latin American Experience. One (1) course:
  2. Contemporary Problems in Latin America. One (1) course:
  3. Electives. Additional credit hours from the Related Courses list.
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    • BUS-C 330 Intl Communication Strategies
    • BUS-D 270 The Global Business Environments
    • BUS-D 490 Independent Study in International Business
    • BUS-G 316 Sustainable Enterprise
    • BUS-G 494 Public Policy and the International Economy
    • EDUC-E 300 Elementary Education for a Pluralistic Society
    • EDUC-M 300 Teaching in a Pluralistic Society
    • EDUC-T 450 Cultural/community Forces and the Schools
    • MUS-M 413 Topics in Latin American Music
    • MUS-Z 413
    • SPEA-E 400 Topics in Environmental Studies
    • SPEA-V 450 Contemporary Issues in Public Affairs
    • SPH-B 310 Hlth Care in Diverse Communities
    • SPH-I 471 Underwater Archaeology Techniques
  4. Advanced Language. Six (6) credit hours in Spanish or Portuguese beyond fourth semester proficiency, selected from the Advanced Language list.
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  5. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    5. Exceptions to certificate requirements may be made with the approval of the department's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.