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2020-2021 Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American & Caribbean Studies Graduate Certificate

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The University of South Florida’s international programs educate and train students to prepare them for positions in the changing global economy, culture and polity. The Latin American and Caribbean region is just “next door.” It is also the United States’ most important import and export market, surpassing trade flows with the European Union. In addition, it is an area of enormous cultural and ecological diversity and cultural creativity. The need to understand this rapidly changing and expanding area of the “other” America is fundamental for those who are interested in conducting business in the region, who are involved with security issues, or who wish to engage in artistic contemplation. This certificate provides students with the opportunity to benefit from lectures by distinguished writers and scholars and to travel to various locations under the Study Abroad credit course.

Course Location/Delivery


Admissions Requirements

Must meet University Graduate Admissions and English Proficiency requirements.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.



Requirements of this Certificate (15 Credit Hours)

15 credit hours. Students will be required to take six credits from each of the two areas (social science and humanities).

  • The humanities courses will include all LACS courses from humanities and cultural studies, world languages, literature (including the English department), religion, the College of the Arts, and history, as well as select courses from Africana Studies and Women’s Studies and some LAS courses which are offered through ISLAC.
  • The social science courses will include all LACS courses from SIGS, Sociology, Geography, the College of Education, the College of Public Health, select courses from Women’s Studies and Africana Studies, and some LAS courses which are offered from ISLAC.
  • Learning Assessment - Student must submit a 4 - 6 page reflective essay.

Time Limit

2 years

Credit Toward Graduate Degree

The certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval.


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