The Latino Studies Certificate Program is designed for students who have an interest in Latinx* Studies, regardless of major or college affiliation. It utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the experiences, cultures and social conditions of Latinxs in the United States.
The program is open to any UWM undergraduate who has completed at least 45 credits and to those who previously received a bachelor’s degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university. For more information, please contact the program coordinator, Joseph Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Listed below are the requirements for the Certificate in Latino Studies. You are strongly advised to consult both the Latino Studies advisor and your L&S advisor to ensure you stay on track towards a degree. Read more about the degree requirements on the L&S Degree Requirements web pages.
* “Latinx” (La-teen-ex) is an inclusive term used to embrace all gendered and non-gendered identities of peoples with Latin American ancestry. “Latinx” specifically refuses to further silence and erase trans (non-binary and binary), gender non-conforming, non-binary, and genderqueer people.
To obtain the certificate, students must complete 21 credits in approved Latino courses, including 12 credits at the 300 level and above, with a minimum grade point average of 2.500. Students must select courses from at least three curricular areas, including LATINO 101. No more than 12 credits in a single curricular area may count toward the certificate, and a maximum of 3 credits of independent study may be applied to the 21 credit requirement. At least 12 credits for the certificate must be completed in residence at UWM, with at least 9 of the residence credits at the 300 level and above. For additional program information, contact the Latino Studies Coordinator.
|LATINO 101||Introduction to Latino Studies||3|
|Select 18 credits from the following: 1||18|
|Archaeology of the American Southwest|
|History and Politics of Second Language Education|
|Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin Am/Latino Cultural Heritage|
ED POL 212
|Educational Issues in Spanish Speaking Communities|
ED POL 460
|The Chicano Experience|
ED POL 560
|Education and Hispanics|
|Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature:|
|World Cinema: (Latina and Latin American Women Directors)|
|Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature 2|
|Theories of Mass Culture: (Latino and Latin American Popular Culture)|
|Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature:|
|Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (Women as Migrant Workers)|
|Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (U.S.-Mexico Borderlands)|
|The History of Latinos in the United States|
|Topics in Global History: (History of Media: Latin American and U.S. Latino Worlds)|
|Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies:|
|Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies:|
|Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre|
|Special Topics in U.S. Latino Studies:|
|Advanced Topics in U.S. Latino Studies: (subtitle)|
LATINO/POL SCI 388
|Advanced Independent Study|
|Perspectives on Latino Communities|
|Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers|
|Introduction to Latino Literature in English 2|
|Topics in Latino Literature in English:|
Must include 12 credits numbered 300 and above. (Consult the Certificate coordinator for approval to count additional appropriate courses not listed below.)
Only one of ENGLISH 374 and SPANISH 371 may count toward the minimum 21 credits required for the certificate.