This 18 hour certificate is designed for degree-seeking students in any major and non-degree-seeking students who want to become more proficient in this in-depth area of global studies, an area of expertise sought after by businesses; local, state, and federal government agencies; nonprofit and Non-governmental (NGO) organizations; health care and social service professions; and any other workplace or setting that requires people to talk across cultural differences. Students will gain greater competency in their understanding of the peoples and cultures of Latin America and Latino culture in the U.S. along with increased knowledge of historical and contemporary issues relevant to Latin America and the Latino community in the U.S.      

Total: 16-18 Semester Hours

Latin American Requirement Courses I (6 hours)

Take two out of the following courses:
ANT 321 - Cultures of Latin America 3(3-0) -- IV-B
GEO 373 - Latin America 3(3-0) -- IV-B
HST 163 - The Latin American Experience 3(3-0) -- IV-B
PSC 348 - Latin American Political Systems 3(3-0) -- IV-B

Latino Requirement Courses II (6 hours)

Take two out of the following courses:
CGL 350 Chicano/Latino Experience in the US -- IV-C
CGL 351 Living in America: Social Structures in Latino/Chicano Culture -- III-B
CGL 353/ANT Contested Boundaries: The US-Mexico Border -- III-B

Required Courses III (4-6 hours)

Select two from the following:
ANT 175 - Archaeology of the Americas 3(3-0)
ANT 340 - South American Archaeology 3(3-0)
CGL 302 Cultural and Global Studies Internship (1-3)
HST 261 - Indigenous Peoples of Latin America: Precontact to 1821 3(3-0)
HST 361/REL 361 - Sinners and Saints of Colonial Latin America 3(3-0)
PSC 352 - US - Latin American Relations 3(3-0)
SPN 377 - Culture and Civilization of Latin America 3(3-0)
SPN 390 Chicano/US Latino Experience 3(3-0)

Total: 18 Semester Hours

Notes: 

  • 6-8 credit hours of SPN or POR at the 100- and 200-level may be included. Retroactive credit WILL NOT be accepted.
  • Students pursuing this certificate may also complete 3 hours of independent readings or research in an appropriate discipline as an elective option with the approval of the advisor.
  • Courses selected for the certificate program must include a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-599 level.

Latin American and Latino Studies Certificate course offering (TENTATIVE)


Fall 2019Spring 2020Fall 2020Spring 2021Fall 2021Spring 2022Fall 2022
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ANT 321**ANT 321**ANT 321**ANT 321**ANT 321**ANT 321**ANT 321**
       
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CGL 351 
SPN CGL 350
ANT 353 / CGL 353
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*Offered as WI as well.
** Offered usually every semester.

Advisors: 

Nicole Sparling Barco; English; Anspach 301I; (989)774-7554; nicole.sparling.barco@cmich.edu
Tracy Brown; Anthropology; Anspach 129; (989)774-4485; brown3t@cmich.edu
Sergio Chavez; Anthropology; Anspach 118; (989)774-3656; chave1sj@cmich.edu 
David Jesuit; Political Science; Anspach 238; (989)774-2795; jesui1dk@cmich.edu
Krystof Kulawik; World Languages; Pearce 322; (989)774-3536; kulaw1ka@cmich.edu
Roberto Mendoza-Farias; World Languages; PE 319: (989)774-6523; mendo3r@cmich.edu
Alejandra Rengifo; World Languages; Pearce 310; (989) 774-6513; rengi1a@cmich.edu
Jonathan Truitt; History; Powers 157; (989)774-2668; truit1jg@cmich.edu