Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate

Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS Certificate. The Master of Arts in Latin American Studies with GIS certificate is a 30-credit interdisciplinary degree that allows students to obtain a graduate certificate in GIS (Geographic Information Systems) through the department of Geographic and Regional Studies while working towards their Master of Arts in Latin American Studies.

Combining core courses offered by the program with a large variety of co-listed and cross-listed courses offered by departments, programs, and units throughout the University of Miami, the program offers a range of courses available for credit towards this degree. This allows students to combine course offerings from around the university into a cohesive course of study that allows them to specialize 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.

Required courses for this program are: LAS601 “Graduate Seminar in Latin American Studies,” LAS602 “Research Design in Latin American Studies,” GEG692 “Geographic Information Systems I,” GEG693 “Geographic Information Systems II,” GEG692 “ Environmental Remote Sensing” or an appropriate GIS research methods elective, and three LAS electives. Students will also have to enroll in six credits in LAS810 consisting of a thesis or GIS capstone project with a focus on Latin America, the Caribbean, or South Florida.

 

Required courses for this program are:

LAS 601

Interdisciplinary In Latin American And Caribbean

3

LAS 602

Research Design in Latin American Studies

3

GEG 691

Introduction to GIS (Geographic Information Systems) for graduate students

3.00

GEG 692

Advanced Environmental Remote Sensing

3

GEG 693

Intermediate GIS

3.00

Select three electives in LAS

9

LAS 810

Pre-candidacy thesis credits ((Students must enroll in two semester of this 3-credit course))

6

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.