The certificate in Latin American Business prepares students for working within an emerging economy orientated toward Latin American. It combines an overview of the nuances of the regional economy with an introduction to Latin American’s cultural and historical development. Topics will include an introduction to Latin American culture and philosophy, corporate-government relations, twentieth-century history, regional development, and business strategies. It can be supplemented with study abroad opportunities and language study (French, Spanish, Portuguese).
There are two tracks: one for College of Business majors and one for non-business majors.
Track for Business Majors:
Choose two of the following courses:
Track for Non-business Majors:
Choose two of the following courses:
Latino and Latin American Studies Program Information
College of Arts and Humanities
Language and Literature Bldg., room 102H
See website for how this program could be used for educational and career purposes.
Stella Moreno, PhD, Spanish, world languages
Tracy Andrews, PhD, Anthropology
Daniel Beck, Ph. D, Biology
Elvin Delgado, PhD, Geography
Jason Dormady, PhD, History
Kristine Earnest, Ph. D, Biology
Susana Flores, Ph. D, Education
Gilberto Garcia, PhD, Political Science
Koushik Ghosh, PhD, Economics
Raymond Hall, PhD, Anthropology
Alejandro Lee, PhD, Spanish, World Languages
Eric Mayer, PhD, Spanish, World Languages
Stella Moreno, PhD, Spanish, World Languages
Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Sociology
Craig Revels, PhD, Geography
Fabiola Serra Fuertes, Ph. D, Biology
Chris Schedler, PhD, English
The Latino and Latin American Studies Program (LLAS) seeks to engage CWU students, faculty, staff, and local communities in a study of Latino and Latin American experiences, peoples, and cultures. The LLAS minor provides students with broad, interdisciplinary training in the economic, social, political, and cultural realities of Latino and Latin American peoples. The minor will be extremely valuable for those pursuing careers in business, government, social work, law and justice, and teaching that require engagement with Latino communities in the United States, as well as for those who wish to travel and work in Latin America. Moreover, the Latino and Latin American Studies minor may also serve as preparation for graduate study in multiple academic or professional fields.
College of Arts and Humanities Information
Administration and Organization
Stacey Robertson, PhD (Hebeler Hall, room 202)
Interim Associate Dean
Katharine Whitcomb, PhD (Hebeler Hall, room 202)
Mail Stop 7518
The College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) is comprised of 12 departments and programs, which represent the disciplines of the arts and humanities. All of the departments and some of the programs of CAH offer undergraduate degrees as well as minors which supplement other degree programs. Five departments offer Master’s degrees. In addition to its role in providing degree programs, CAH is responsible for many of the course offerings of the general education programs as well as extensive service coursework for the entire university. The college also plays a major role in Central’s teacher education programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific methods for teacher education majors. Building on a legacy of teaching excellence, college faculty are engaged in research, creative activities and service, involving students in the scholarship and practical applications of their various academic specializations, while making important contributions to the intellectual tradition and to society at large. There are no special requirements for admission to the college, but some departments have requirements that are described under the respective department and program headings in the catalog.
The College of Arts and Humanities advances knowledge, promotes intellectual inquiry, and cultivates creative endeavor among students and faculty through teaching informed by scholarship, creative activity, and public and professional involvement. We are committed to helping students develop intellectual and practical skills for responsible citizenship and the challenges of contemporary life in a global society. The college offers disciplinary and interdisciplinary programs of the highest quality, acts as a steward of the foundational disciplines upon which all inquiry is based, and serves as a cultural center for arts and humanities for the university and the region.
The College of Arts and Humanities will be recognized as a distinguished learning community known regionally for scholarly and creative excellence, innovative, and rigorous foundational liberal arts education, and undergraduate and graduate programs that are outstanding and unique in the state.
Departments and Programs
Africana and Black Studies Program: Bobby Cummings, PhD (Michaelsen Hall, room 104)
Art: Gregg Schlanger, MFA (Randall Hall, room 100)
Asia/Pacific Studies Program: Jeffrey Dippman, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 337C)
Communication: Marji Morgan, PhD (Bouillon Hall, room 232A)
English: George Drake, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 423)
Film and Video Studies Program: Liahna Armstrong, PhD and Jon Ward (Bouillon Hall, room 225)
History: Jason Knirck, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 100)
Latino and Latin American Studies Program: Stella Moreno, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 102J)
Music: Todd Shiver, DMA (Jerilyn S. McIntyre Music Building, room 144)
Philosophy and Religious Studies: Matthew Altman, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 337)
Theatre Arts: Scott Robinson, MFA (McConnell Hall, room 106)
World Languages: Laila Abdalla, PhD (Language and Literature Bldg., room 102)