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2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog 
2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Latin American Studies Certificate

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Department of Foreign Languages
(770) 423-6366

A collaborative program of the University System of Georgia and the Americas Council, the Certificate in Latin American Studies offers a common curriculum open to all university system institutions. The course of study is designed to be interdisciplinary and complementary to existing undergraduate programs. Students from all majors who hold a 2.80 GPA are eligible to participate. A student may formally apply to enroll in the program after successful completion of thirty hours of academic credit.

Language Area

Six hours of Spanish or French at the 3000-level or above with a minimum grade of “C”. These hours may be taken as part of an approved study abroad program as long as the course is beyond the intermediate level.


Demonstration of written and oral proficiency in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Haitian Creole, or Quechua. Demonstration of language proficiency above the intermediate level as defined by ACTFL standards through examination, or successful completion of an oral and written examination evaluated by a qualified University System of Georgia faculty member (for Haitian Creole and Quechua)

Latin American Area

(students must complete the following course work)

One 3 (three) hour course which focuses on contemporary Latin America or a three-hour course on Latin American Culture and Civilization. Three courses (nine hours) in Latin American Studies, two of which must be outside the student’s major, from the following options:

  • Any Latin American upper division courses offered in the University System of Georgia
  • Six hours may come from courses that have a minimum 25% Latin American component
  • No more than 6 (six) hours from study abroad or internships.

NOTE: All courses, study abroad programs and internships must be approved by the Campus Certificate in Latin American Studies Coordinator. All courses require a grade of C (2.0) or better. No more than one course may be taken at the 1000-2000 level.

Program Total (18 Credit Hours)

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