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Caribbean Studies (CERT)

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Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate Program Requirements

Certificate Requirements1. At total of 18 credit hours of undergraduate course work with a grade of ‘C’ or higher. Courses must come from the approved Latin American and Caribbean Studies course listing or be approved by the certificate advisor. Courses may include those in the student’s departmental major, but must also be selected from at least two disciplines outside the student’s departmental major.2. Students are required to take a two-course language sequence at FIU in Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, or French at the student’s tested level. Tests are administered through a proficiency examination in FIU’s Department of Modern Languages or in LACC. Up to six language credits may be counted towards the fulfillment of the 18 credit hours.3. A student may elect to focus on a country, region, or topic for the undergraduate certificate or pursue a broader selection of courses in a variety of disciplines. A country, regional, or topical area of concentration (such as Cuban studies, migration, political science, international business, etc.) may be declared for the undergraduate certificate. At least three courses with significant (100% content on the approved course listing) Latin America or Caribbean content must be completed to obtain a concentration. Students may also petition to create their own concentration, provided there are sufficient courses.Courses approved for the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate are posted each semester on the FIU Class Schedule at (Under "Special Programs and Certificate Programs" select "Latin American&Caribbean Studies"). All courses listed from 2000 through 4000 series may be applied to the certificate. Approved courses are also posted each semester outside LACC (DM 353) or are available from the certificate advisor.Students interested in pursuing a Latin American and Caribbean Studies Certificate should contact the certificate advisor at (305) 348-2894 for an appointment or email more information, contact:Academic Programs Latin American and Caribbean Center Florida International University Modesto A. Maidique Campus, DM 353 Miami, Florida 33199 Phone: (305) 348-2894 Fax: (305) 348-3593 E-mail:

18.0 Hrs. required.

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