Certificate of Graduate Study: Latin American Studies

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Our graduate certificate in Latin American Studies focuses on Latin American history, literature and culture. It includes courses in areas such as anthropology, history and political science. The advanced understanding you'll gain from this interdisciplinary approach will help you reach your scholarly and professional goals. It will also expand your career options.

You can pursue the certificate if you're enrolled in a graduate program, or as a student-at-large. You should seek advising early in your graduate studies. Consult with both your graduate program director and the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.

Please note: The Center for Latino and Latin American Studies does not offer degrees. You will obtain any graduate degrees through your major department. Be sure to meet their requirements. Completion of the certificate will be noted on your transcript.

Requirements

You'll need to complete 12 hours of coursework. The courses must be in at least two different departments.

In addition to the courses below, you can enroll in any graduate-level special topics course or directed study focused on Latin America. You must first get approval from the director of the Center for Latino and Latin American Studies.

One of the following (three credits):

  • ANTH 504 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
  • FLSP 556 Colonial Latin American Literature
  • FLSP 562 Seminar on the Cultures of Latin America
  • HIST 586 Inequality in Latin America
  • HIST 620 Reading Seminar in Latin American History
  • HIST 720 Research Seminar in Latin American History

Three of the following (nine credits):

  • ANTH 504 Peoples and Cultures of the Caribbean
  • ANTH 511 Settlement of the Americas
  • ANTH 514 Archaeology of Mesoamerica
  • ANTH 515 Archaeology of the American Southwest
  • ANTH 516 Human Migration
  • ANTH 517 Archaeology of South America
  • ANTH 626 Latin American Peasants and Social Change
  • ARTH 580 Studies in African, Oceanian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Latin-American Art
  • ARTH 658 Topics in African, Oceanian, Native American, Pre-Columbian, and Latin-American Art
  • ENGL 671 Postcolonial Literatures in English
  • ENGL 693 Ethnic American Literature
  • FLPO 561 Brazilian Civilization
  • FLSP 539 Women Authors in Hispanic Literature
  • FLSP 540 Spanish American Poetry and Theater
  • FLSP 541 Spanish American Novel
  • FLSP 545 Latin American Women Writers
  • FLSP 552 Literature of the Caribbean
  • FLSP 554 Mexican Literature, Culture, and Film
  • FLSP 555 Spanish-American Short Story
  • FLSP 556 Colonial Latin American Literature
  • FLSP 557 19th Century Spanish American Literature
  • FLSP 558 Spanish American Modernismo and Vanguardias: 1880-1945
  • FLSP 559 Spanish American Historical Novels
  • FLSP 560 Contemporary Spanish American Literature
  • FLSP 562 Seminar on the Cultures of Latin America
  • FLSP 587 Hispanic Dialectology
  • FLSP 591 History of the Spanish Language
  • HIST 541 The African Diaspora
  • HIST 559 The Atlantic World, 1492-1860s
  • HIST 581 Indigenous Mexico
  • HIST 582 Mexico since 1810
  • HIST 583 Africans in Colonial Latin America
  • HIST 584 History of Brazil
  • HIST 585 Modern Latin American Revolutions
  • HIST 586 Inequality in Latin America
  • HIST 587 The Latin American City
  • HIST 620 Reading Seminar in Latin American History
  • HIST 720 Research Seminar in Latin American History
  • MUHL Survey of World Music
  • MUSP Study of Caribbean Instruments
  • MUSP 644 Study of Afro-Caribbean Percussion Instruments
  • POLS 673 Foreign Area Politics

Spring 2020 Graduate Courses

Course Professor Days and times Location
ANTH 564 Disasters without Borders Mark Schuller Monday, Wedmesday 3:30-4:45 p.m. Stevens Building 173
ENGL 671 Postcolonial Literatures in English James Hibbett Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
Reavis Hall 301
ENGL 693 Ethnic American Literature Melissa Adams-Campbell Monday
6-8:40 p.m.
Reavis Hall 302
FLSP 552 Literature of the Caribbean Francis Jaeger Wednesday
6-8:40
DuSable Hall 152
FLSP 557 19th Century Spanish American Lit. Francisco Solares-Larrave Thursday
6-8:40
DuSable Hall 152
HIST 720 Research Seminar in Latin Am. History Staff Wednesday
6-8:40 p.m.
TBD

Contact Us

Center for Latino and Latin American Studies
Northern Illinois University
515 Garden Rd.
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-1531
latinostudies@niu.edu

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