Latin American Studies
This 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. It is a term credential for degree and nondegree students, and depending on course scheduling it may be completed in one or two semesters.
LAS Certificate holders possess superior preparation for specialization in the Latin American region or US Latino issues. Examples of career opportunities in business and education include international management, finance, marketing, and world trade; diplomacy and law; and community nursing, speech therapy, and clinical psychology. The certificate also will enhance liberal arts education in such fields as History, Political Science, Sociology, Anthropology, languages, Economics, and Environmental Science.