2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog 
    Apr 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Course Catalog

Latin American Studies, CAS

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Alicia Rios, Director
Program on Latin America and the Caribbean
Associate Professor of Spanish
Department of Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
308 HBS

Certificate Requirements:

This certificate indicates successful completion of 12 credits of graduate study from a variety of disciplines related to Latin American themes. For a course to be eligible for the PLACA Certificate, the PLACA director must agree that its Latin American content is at least 50% of the overall course content.

Interested students are encouraged to interact with the Director of the Certificate Program early in their tenure to develop a program of study. Once you are approved, you will need to fill out several forms such as the Graduate School’s Internal Admission form to enroll in the certificate program.

In order to receive the certificate, students must complete 12-credit hours of coursework and earn a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0 in these courses as well as successfully completing the degree program in their primary field.

The Program of Study must be completed and signed by your advisor and the director of PLACA.

For more information, visit the program website.

Student Learning Outcomes:

  1. Develop understanding of the history and geography of the Latin America and the Caribbean region
  2. Identify some social, political, and economic challenges facing the region
  3. Show ability to converse in a language of the region
  4. Demonstrate understanding of artistic traditions and cultural production in Latin America and the Caribbean

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