UI student studying abroad in Cuba

UI student while studying abroad in Cuba

Latin American Studies Certificate

Complete list of courses approved for LASP

The Certificate in Latin American Studies requires a minimum of 18 s.h. The certificate program is open to current University of Iowa undergraduate students (except those earning a major in international studies with an emphasis in Latin American studies) and to all individuals who are not enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program. A student may earn the certificate or the minor in Latin American studies, but not both.  Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in certificate courses.

The 18 s.h. required for the certificate must be earned in LASP-approved courses and must include at least 12 s.h. of credit earned at the University of Iowa. All students develop an individual certificate plan of study in close cooperation with a LASP advisor. They may count a total of 6 s.h. of credit earned for majors, minors, and other certificates toward the Certificate in Latin American Studies.  In some cases, students may be able to count certificate courses toward certain General Education Program requirements.

Requirements for the Latin American Studies Certificate (18 s.h.)

LAS:2700 Introduction to Latin American Studies 3 s.h.

LAS:4700 Latin American Studies Seminar 3 s.h.

UI Spanish and Portuguese courses from the LASP approved list
-OR- any level Spanish/Portuguese language credit through a study abroad program in Latin America (requires prior approval from the Latin American Studies Program)    6 s.h.

Additional courses from the LASP approved list excluding Spanish and Portuguese courses 6 s.h.


Questions?  Email latinamericanstudies@uiowa.edu

To schedule an appointment with the Latin American Studies academic advisor, call 319-384-1328 or go to 21 Schaeffer Hall during business hours.