Asian Globalization and Latin America

Program Description

The Asian Globalization and Latin America Certificate (AGLA) is an 18-credit course of study designed for degree seeking students. The certificate focuses on the language and culture of both Asia and Latin America (specifically Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish), while allowing the student to specialize in such fields as anthropology, business, dance, fine arts, history, international relations, music, philosophy, and religion as related to the regions.

The certificate represents a way to gain specialized knowledge of integrative, trans-regional issues in relation to Asia and Latin America. It is only available to degree-seeking students.

Requirements (18 Credits)

Courses are to be chosen in consultation with and approval of an advisor. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses (C- is not acceptable).

Students can apply credit from independent study, internship, or study abroad with the approval of the Asian Studies advisor or Program Director. Students must complete:

  • 2 semesters of primary language family AND 1 semester of the other language family - See Language Requirement below. (A maximum of 6 language credits will be applied toward the certificate)
  • 1 Asian Area Studies course (3 credits)
  • 1 Latin American Area Studies course (3 credits)
  • 1 Global or Comparative Studies course (3 credits) - Sample course list is below. See an advisor for other course options.
    • ANT 3212 World Ethnographies
    • REL 3308 Studies in World Religions
    • CPO 3010 Comparative Politics: Theory and Practice
    • CPO 4742 Comparative Political Economy
    • GEO 3001 Geography of Global Change
    • GEO 4354 Geography of the Global Food System
    • IDS 3315 Gaining Global Perspectives
    • SYP 4454 Globalization and Society
    • SSE 4380 Developing a Global Perspective
    • INR 3045 The Global Challenge of Refugees and Migrants
    • SYP 3456 Societies of the World
    • SYD 4604 Cities and Sustainability: Latin America, Africa, and Asia in a Globalizing World
    • WST 3641 LGBT and Beyond: Non-Normative Sexualities in Global Perspective
    • WST 3015 Introduction to Global Gender and Women's Studies

Language Requirement

All students are required to demonstrate proficiency (two semesters) in one language group and familiarity (one semester) in the other. Students already demonstrating proficiency in an Asian or Latin American language may be exempt from this requirement. This requirement may be satisfied through examination (see advisor), course work, or by following one of the following sequences:

Group A: Asian Studies

  • CHI 1130 Chinese I
  • CHI 1131 Chinese II
  • CHI 2200 Intermediate Chinese I
  • CHI 2201 Intermediate Chinese II
  • CHI 3400 Intermediate Chinese Conversation
  • CHI 3410 Advanced Chinese I
  • CHI 3440 Business Chinese
  • JPN 1130 Japanese I
  • JPN 1131 Japanese II
  • JPN 2200 Intermediate Japanese I
  • JPN 2201 Intermediate Japanese II
  • JPN 3140 Japanese for Business
  • JPN 3242 Intermediate Japanese Conversation
  • JPN 3243 Advanced Japanese Composition
  • JPN 3400 Advanced Japanese I
  • JPN 3401 Advanced Japanese II
  • JPN 3412 Advanced Japanese Conversation
  • JPN 3420 Japanese Through Technology

Group B: Portuguese and Spanish

  • POR 1130 Portuguese I
  • POR 1131 Portuguese II
  • POR 2200 Intermediate Portuguese
  • POR 3202 Accelerated Portuguese I
  • POR 3233 Accelerated Portuguese II
  • POR 3244 Intermediate Portuguese Conversation
  • POR 3400 Advanced Oral Communication
  • POR 3420 Review Grammar and Writing I
  • POR 3421 Review Grammar and Writing II
  • POR 3440 Portuguese for Business
  • SPN 1130 Spanish I
  • SPN 1131 Spanish II
  • SPN 2200 Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPN 2201 Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPN 2210 Oral Communication Skills
  • SPN 2233 Intermediate Readings in Spanish
  • SPN 2240 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
  • SPN 2330 Advanced Readings in Spanish
  • SPN 2340 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers
  • SPN 2341 Accelerated Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers
  • SPN 3301 Review Grammar and Writing
  • SPN 3343 Advanced Spanish for Native Speakers
  • SPN 3401 Advanced Conversation
  • SPN 3410 Advanced Oral Communication
  • SPN 3422 Advanced Grammar and Composition I
  • SPN 3423 Advanced Grammar and Composition II
  • SPN 3440 Spanish Business Composition/Correspondence

For a complete list of available courses, see the Complete List of Courses.