|Proposal: ||The College of Arts and Humanities is proposing to create a new Graduate Certificate in Latin American and Caribbean Studies (LACS) at the University of Maryland. Students enrolled in the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Graduate Certificate program will engage in an interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and teaching that facilitates, across a range of disciplines, the study of the cultures, histories, and literatures, as well as the political, economic and governmental systems of Latin America and the Caribbean. By incorporating concentrations in research praxis and experiential learning, the program is intended to serve both students who wish to pursue an academic career in Latin American and Caribbean studies and students who wish to pursue a non-academic career in the private, not-for-profit, or government sectors. Regardless of their professional goals, students completing the program will be able to appreciate, theorize, and compare the diverse cultures of Latin America and the Caribbean in|
their linguistic, cultural, and social dimensions as they emerged from diverse pre-colonial, colonial, and post-colonial histories, as well as be able to consider contemporary realities of Latin America and the Caribbean from informed regional and international perspectives.