Certificate Programs

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS IN ARTS AND SCIENCES

The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences offers a number of Certificate Programs for students whose educational objectives can best be met by short-term concentrated study in the Arts and Sciences.
 

COMPUTER ART (PLV)  
Required Courses (6 credits)  
ART 140 Drawing I (3)  
ART 186 Digital Design I (3)  
   
Minor Elective Courses (9 credits)
Three (3) of the following Courses:
 
ART 173 Graphic Design (3)  

ART 284 Desktop Publishing (3)

 
ART 285 Flash Animation (3)    
ART 286 Design for the Internet (3)    
ART 287 Digital Design II (3)   
ART 289 Video Animation (3)  
ART 380 Computer Illustration (3)    
ART 385 Digital Animation II (3) 

Additional Elective Credits 3  
One (1) additional elective in Art as approved by your advisor 
 
Total Credits
18


FRENCH FOR THE PROFESSIONS (NY)
Credits
Required Courses:
18-24
FRE 101-102 Elementary French I, II (unless waived) (6)  
SIX credits of French at the 200 (intermediate) level (6)  
   
FOUR courses chosen from the following (12):  
FRE 301 French Conversation, Diction and Phonetics (3)  
FRE 302 Advanced French Composition (3)  
FRE 305 Advanced French for Industry and the Professions I (3)  
FRE 306 Advanced French for Industry and the Professions II (3)  
FRE 316 Masterpieces of French Literature I (3)  
OR  
FRE 317 Masterpieces of French Literature II (3)  
   
Total credits
18


ITALIAN  FOR THE PROFESSIONS (NY)
Credits
Required Courses:
18-24
ITA 101-102 Elementary Italian I, II (unless waived) (6)  
SIX credits of Italian at the 200 (intermediate) level (6)  
   
FOUR of the following courses (12):  
ITA 310 Italian Culture and Civilization I (3)  
ITA 311 Italian Culture and Civilization II (3)  
ITA 301 Italian Conversation (3)  
ITA 302 Italian Composition (3)  
ITA 305 Italian for Industry and the Professions I (3)  
ITA 306 Italian for Industry and the Professions II (3)  
ITA 316 Masterpieces of Italian Literature I (3)  
OR  
ITA 317 Masterpieces of Italian Literature II (3)  
   
Total credits
18-24

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (NYC, PLV)

The Certificate in Latin American Studies is a multidisciplinary program that includes courses in History, Economics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Anthropology, English, Psychology, Environmental Studies and Fine Arts, together with "LAS" interdisciplinary offerings. In 2002, the program's strong interdisciplinary learning, language proficiency and civic engagement aspects won a prestigious federal grant.  LAS Certificate holders possess superior preparation for specialization in the Latin American region or US Latino clientele.  Examples of business and academic career areas such as international management, finance, marketing  and world trade; diplomacy and law; community nursing, speech therapy and clinical psychology.  The certificate will also enhance liberal arts majors such as  History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, languages, Economics, and  Environmental Science.  The LAS Certificate is a terminal credential typically for degree and nondegree students.  Depending on course scheduling, it may be completed in one or two semesters.

 

Credits

Foundation Courses (9 Credits)

9    


Students must take at least one course from each of Groups A and B below.
Group A
SPA 263 Spanish for Native Speakers (3)
SPA 280 Intensive Review of Spanish (3)
SPA 283 Intermediate Spanish Conversation (3)
SPA 284 Intermediate Spanish Composition (3)
   
Group B
HIS 133 Latin America: The Colonial Era (3)
HIS 134 Modern Latin America (3)
HIS 231 Latin America: A Century of Social Change and Revolution (3)
ANT 296H The Traditional and Modern Cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean (3)
LAS 101 The Other "America": Introduction to Latin American Studies (6)
Advanced Courses (9 credits)     

9    

Students take at least one course from each of Groups C and D below.
Group C
SPA 311 Introduction to Latin American Culture (3)
SPA 319
OR
Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature I (3)
 
SPA 320 Masterpieces of Spanish-American Literature II (3)
SPA 321 The Literature and Culture of Puerto Rico and  the Caribbean (3)
SPA 323 Modern Latin American Prose (3)
SPA 344 The Short Story and Essay in Spanish America (3)
SPA 345 Latin American Theater (3)
SPA 347 The Culture of Mexico (3)
SPA 154V Latin American Cinema (3)
SPA 154Q Negotiating Borders: Latino Film of the United States (3)
SPA 346  Hispanic Literature and Culture in the United States (3)
LAS 150  Modern Latin American Divas: Female Social, Political and Cultural Leadership In the Republican Era  (6)
LAS 210  “Luz, Camara, Accion!”: Film as Mirror of Social Change in Latin American History and Culture (6)
LAS 220  Caribbean Transnational Cultures: The History, Literature and Film
of the Spanish Caribbean (6)
LIT 211J American Voices: Introduction to Latino/-a Literature in the United States (3)
SPA 480C Love and Repression in Modern Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film (3)
SPA 480D Magical Realism in Latin American and Caribbean Literature and Film (3)
SPA 480F Latin American Literature and Film of the 20th Century: The Andean World (3)
POR 154A More than Carnival: Contemporary Brazilian Literature and Culture (3)
   

Group D

HIS 234 Brazilian Civilization (3)
HIS 243 Service and Study in Latin America (3)
LAS 250 History and Environmental Policy: The Case of the South American Rain Forest(6)
ART 296Q Latin American Art (3)
LAS 201 Latin America, the Caribbean and the World (6)
LAS 230 "So Far from God; So Close to Uncle Sam": Mexico in History and Literature (6)
ECO 359 Political Economy of  Developing  Nations (3)
ANT 296K Latino Families in Cross-Cultural Perspective (3)
PSY 296A Psychology of Ethnic Minorities: The Latino Experience (3)
ART 114 Latin American Art (3)
LAS 296A Latin Immigration to the USA: Perspectives on the US's Largest Ethnic Minority (3)
Total Credits:

18  


 

NATURALIST (PLV)


The Dyson College of Arts and Sciences has recently developed a new program for certification as a Naturalist and Environmental Educator. Certificate Programs enable one to engage in short-term, concentrated study to meet an educational objective. These programs are available to non-Pace students as well as current students.

Recently, many ads have appeared in the New York Times for people with the type of background that is in this Certificate Program. There are numerous openings for Naturalist/Environmental Educator positions in area nature centers, environmental centers, county parks, community centers, and more. This program meets the needs of Naturalists, Explainers, Environmental Educators, and others with similar job descriptions.
 

BIO 123   Biology and Contemporary Society (4)
ENV 221  Environmental Science: The Web of Life (3)
ENV 222  Environmental Science: Principles, Problems and Solutions (3)
ENV 130  The Naturalists (3)
SCI 101    Planet Earth (3)
SCI 145    Environmental Geology (3)
EDU 644  Secondary Methods: Making Science Meaningful (3)

Total Credits 22


POLITICS (NYC)
Required Courses:
15 Credits
ONE course selected from:
POL 101 Politics (3)  
POL 102 Public Myth (3)  
POL 213 21st Century Politics (3)  
POL 214 Revolution or Reform (3)  
ONE course selected from: POL 301, 302, 303 Political Workshops (3)  
THREE additional approved politics courses (9)  
Total Credits
15
No more than six (6) credits of Model UN may count toward the certificate.  


SPANISH FOR THE PROFESSIONS (NY)
Credits
Required Courses:
18
SPA 102-103 Elementary Spanish I, II (6)(Unless waived)  
SIX credits of Spanish at the 200 (intermediate) level (6):  
   
FOUR courses chosen from the following (12):  
SPA 310 Introduction to Spanish Civilization (3)  
SPA 311 Introduction to Latin American Civilization (3)  
SPA 347 The Culture of Mexico  
SPA 301 Spanish Conversation, Diction and Phonetics (3)  
SPA 302 Advanced Spanish Composition (3)  
SPA 304 Spanish Translation, Interpretation and Conversation (3)  
SPA 305 Advanced Spanish for Industry & Professions I (3)  
SPA 306 Advanced Spanish for Industry & Professions II (3)  
SPA 316 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature I (3)  
SPA 317 Masterpieces of Spanish Literature II (3)  
SPA 319 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature I (3)  
SPA 320 Masterpieces of Latin American Literature II (3)