Hampshire participates in a Five College Certificate in Latin American Studies. The requirements include the successful (a grade of B or higher) completion of eight one-semester courses selected from five different areas. The five areas are a broadly-based introductory course on the social and political history of Latin America, a social science course, a humanities course, four advanced elective courses, and an interdisciplinary senior seminar. Language training is crucial.
Certificates are awarded only after the student has demonstrated proficiency through at least the advanced intermediate level in Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous language of the Americas. Students are encouraged to take advantage of cross-enrollment opportunities at the other colleges.
Students should visit the certificate website and plan a course of study with their advisors. Each campus has an appointed faculty advisor for the certificate program. See downloadable form and requirements.