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, while allowing students to focus on obtaining specific skills in geographic Information Systems (GIS). 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|
|Three electives from the list of LAS designated or combined courses (600-level or above)||9|
|Pre-candidacy thesis credits (Students must enroll in two semester of this 3-credit course) 1|
|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.