Latin American Studies Certificate



Northern Virginia Community College 2008-2009 Catalog


Latin American Studies

Career Studies Certificate AL


Purpose: The program is specifically designed for both degree seeking and non-degree seeking students who are interested in reviewing or developing an in-depth understanding and appreciation of Latin American culture, history, and language. Other students will be able to enhance their employability in careers such as teaching or social service occupations.


Two Years Credits

1st Semester

HIS 231 History of Latin American Civilizations I 3

1SPA 102 Beginning Spanish II 5

Total 8


2nd Semester

2ENG 252 Survey of World Literature II

(Focus on Latin America) 3

HIS 232 History of Latin American Civilizations II 3

Total 6


3rd Semester

3___ Elective 3

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I 3

Total 6

4th Semester


SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II 3

Total 3

Total credits for the Latin American Career Studies Certificate = 23.

All first-time students must take a one-credit Student Development (SDV) course prior to enrolling in their 16th credit at NOVA.


1 Prerequisite for this course is SPA 101 or proficiency equivalent.

2 Prerequisites for this course are ENG 111 and 112.

3 Elective may be selected from the following: ECO 210, International Economics; PSY 119, Cross-Cultural Psychology; SPD 229, Intercultural Communication; HIS 125, History of the American Indian; PLS 241-242, International Relations I-II; SOC 255, Comparative Sociology; and GEO 220, World Regional Geography.