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Do you wish to learn more about Latin American Affairs for career advancement or personal enrichment?

The Post Bac Certificate in Latin American Affairs offers insights into cultural, social, political, historical, geographic, and economic variables essential to appreciating Latin American societies today, as well as a basic introduction to one Latin American language.

Latin American Affairs Certificate Requirements

The certificate requires 15-16 hours, with a minimum cumulative G.P.A. of 2.0. Students must complete one course from each of the 4 areas (12-13 credit hours): Language, Culture, History & Philosophy, and Politics & Geography. Students choose one additional course from one of the 4 areas or may complete a Study Abroad in Latin America for a minimum of 3 credit hours. Study Abroad in Latin America is strongly recommended.

* No more than two courses below the 200-level will count toward the certificate.

Language
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
SPAN-S varies Students will take 1 language course in Spanish. Specific course will depend on student performance on a placement test 3-4 C-
Culture (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
FINA-A 150 Africa, New World, & Oceanic Art 3 C-
FINA-A 452 Art of Pre-Columbian America 3 C-
SPAN-S 275 Hispanic Culture and Conversation 3 C-
SPAN-S 301 The Hispanic World I 3 C-
SPAN-S 302 The Hispanic World II 3 C-
SPAN-S 363 Introduccion a la Cultura Hispanica 3 C-
SPAN-S 412 Spanish America: The Cultural Context 3 C-
SPAN-S 471 Survey of Spanish American Literature I 3 C-
SPAN-S 472 Survey of Spanish American Literature II 3 C-
History & Philosophy (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
HIST-F 100 Issues in Latin American History: Introduction 3 C-
HIST-F 341 Latin America: Conquest and Empire 3 C-
HIST-F 342 Latin America: Evolution and Revolution 3 C-
HIST-H 231 Women, Men, and Family in History 3 C-
HIST-F 232 Upheaval in 20th-Century Latin America 3 C-
Politics & Geography (choose one course)
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
POLS-Y 337 Latin American Politics 3 C-
GEOG-G 323 Geography of Latin America 3 C-
Elective
Dept. Course Number Title Credit Hours Minimum Grade
Elective (choose one additional course from any area listed above or complete a Study Abroad. Study Aboad in Latin America is strongly encouraged.) 3 C-

* Please note that other appropriate courses may be offered and substituted subject to approval.

Admission Process

To apply for a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate, you must submit the following:

  • Application for Undergraduate Admission
    (Apply by selecting Freshman in the applicant category)
  • A one-time, non-refundable application fee of $35 is required. This fee is not required if you have previously applied for undergraduate admission at any Indiana University Campus.
  • Official transcripts from the college/university awarding your bachelor's degree.

Advising

For more information and advising, please contact Dana Gohmann, M.Ed., lead academic advisor in the School of Social Sciences.

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Dana Gohmann M.Ed.

Lead Academic Advisor
Assistant to the Dean

Crestview Hall 137
Phone: (812) 941-2391
dgohmann@ius.edu

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