Certificate code CTLAMS
Center for International Studies
Yamada International House 102
Athens, OH 45701
Laura Schaeffer, contact person
The Center for International Studies offers certificates in African, Asian, European, Latin American, Southeast Asian and War and Peace Studies for students who wish to add an international dimension to their major, or who are interested in an international career or graduate work in area studies. The certificate is noted on your transcript upon graduation.
The Latin American Studies certificate promotes a greater understanding of Latin America through academic coursework and language acquisition. At Ohio University nearly twenty-five faculty members from ten disciplines are dedicated Latin American scholars. The field work they conduct in Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Honduras, and elsewhere in Latin America has produced an impressive list of academic publications. The faculty’s research and experience in the region create an intellectual atmosphere where students are challenged to understand Latin America within a context of regional and global change.
A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required in certificate courses. Complete 20 hours from at least 3 departments in the Asian Area Studies courses, including no more than 4 hours in language coursework. Complete two years or equivalent in Latin American language(s) coursework. Students may petition the Certificate Director to have a language they take elsewhere fulfill the requirement. Courses taken to satisfy this requirement will not count towards the Language Requirement. Latin American languages taught at Ohio University: Portugese and/or Spanish.