The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS certificate is a 30 credit hours interdisciplinary degree characterized by a high degree of flexibility in allowing students to create course of study focused on Latin American and the Caribbean that serves the interests of the student, while allowing students to focus on obtaining specific skills in geographic Information Systems (GIS). Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of combined courses offered by departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program offers a tremendous diversity in courses available for credit hour towards this degree. This enables students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that allows specialization in an area, topic, country, theme, or issue of their choosing and thus to tap into the many resources available at the University of Miami for students with a passion for Latin America and the Caribbean.
The GIS option allows students to work towards a graduate certificate in GIS through the department of Geographic and Regional Studies while working towards their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies.
|LAS 601||Interdisciplinary in Latin American and Caribbean||3|
|LAS 602||Research Design in Latin American Studies||3|
|GEG 691||Geographic Information Systems I||3|
|GEG 692||Remote Sensing of the Environment||3|
|GEG 693||Geographic Information Systems II||3|
|Select three electives in LAS||9|
|LAS 810||Pre-candidacy thesis credits (Students must enroll in two semester of this 3-credit course) 1||3|
|LAS 810||Pre-candidacy thesis credits||3|
|Total Credit Hours||30|
The 6 credit hours in LAS 810 will consist of a GIS capstone project with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or South Florida. Students will require a three-member committee to oversee the capstone project. A group project may be allowed with approval of the academic director.