Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016


Latin American and Caribbean Studies

15 Credit Hours

College of Arts & Sciences


Certificate Description

The College of Arts and Sciences offers a Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies for students who wish to gain an intensive multi-disciplinary understanding of this important area, and have that knowledge formally recognized in their academic record. This program is open to all USF majors of all colleges.

Total Certificate Hours - 15 Hours

Core Information

The certificate requires a minimum of 15 semester hours of courses about Latin America and the Caribbean.

Core Courses - 3 Hours

  • Core Seminar LAS 3002 Latin America (3 credit hours)

Elective Courses - 12 Hours

Students should choose four courses (12 credit hours) from the following list of courses:

  1. Anthropology
  2. Geography/Government & International Affairs
    • CPO 4034 Politics of the Developing Areas
    • CPO 4930 Comparative Government and Politics of Select Areas (when selected area is Latin America)*
    • GEA 3405 Geography of Latin America
  3. History
    • LAH 2733 Latin American History in Film
    • LAH 3430 History of Mexico
    • LAH 3470 History of the Caribbean
    • LAH 3480 History of Cuba
    • LAH 3743 Spanish America in the Age of Revolution
    • LAS 4023 African Diaspora in Latin America and the Caribbean
    • LAS 4934 Selected Topics: Latin American Studies
    • LAS 4940 Internship in Latin America and the Caribbean
  4. Art/Humanities/Literature
    • AML 3630 U.S. Latino/Latina Literature in English
    • HUM 2466 Modern Latin American Cultures
    • HUM 3463 Latin American Civilization I: Pre-Columbian and Colonial
    • HUM 4462 Pre-Columbian and Colonial Latin American Culture
    • HUM 4464 Modern Latin American Culture
    • SPN 3520 Spanish-American Civilization
    • SPT 3100 Masterpieces of Hispanic Literature
    • SPW 3030 Introduction to Hispanic Literary Studies
    • SPW 4130 Survey of Spanish-American Literature I
    • SPW 4131 Survey of Spanish-American Literature II
  5. Others
    • AFA 4500 Slavery in the Americas and the Caribbean

    • REL 3375 Issues in Caribbean Religions

    • SOW 4522 Multicultural America in a Global Society
    • SSE 4380 Global and Multicultural Perspectives in Education
    • SYD 4238 Immigrants to America
    • SYG 3235 Latina/Latino Lives
    • SYO 4204 Religion and Immigration
    • WST 4262 Literature by Women of Color in the Diaspora 

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