Latino Studies Certificate

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 (joerod@uwm.edu).

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 include 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.

Requirements

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.

Required
LATINO 101Introduction to Latino Studies3
Electives
Select 18 credits from the following: 118
ANTHRO 313
Archaeology of the American Southwest
CURRINS 542
History and Politics of Second Language Education
CURRINS 550
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
ENGLISH 279
Introduction to U.S. Latino/a Literature:
ENGLISH/FILMSTD 316
World Cinema: (Latina and Latin American Women Directors)
ENGLISH 374
Survey of U.S. Latino/a Literature 2
ENGLISH 394
Theories of Mass Culture: (Latino and Latin American Popular Culture)
ENGLISH 523
Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature:
ETHNIC 250
Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: (Women as Migrant Workers)
HIST 200
Historical Roots of Contemporary Issues: (U.S.-Mexico Borderlands)
HIST 267
The History of Latinos in the United States
HIST 372
Topics in Global History: (History of Media: Latin American and U.S. Latino Worlds)
LACUSL 200
Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latin@ Studies:
LACUSL 300
Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies:
LACUSL/THEATRE 324
Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latina/o Theatre
LATINO 199
Independent Study
LATINO 201
Special Topics in U.S. Latino Studies:
LATINO 301
Advanced Topics in U.S. Latino Studies: (subtitle)
LATINO/POL SCI 388
Latino Politics
LATINO 699
Advanced Independent Study
SOCIOL 193
First-Year Seminar: (Latinos and the City)
SOCIOL 323
Perspectives on Latino Communities
SOCIOL 423
Latino Immigration and Incorporation:
SPANISH 319
Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers
SPANISH 371
Introduction to Latino Literature in English 2
SPANISH 373
Topics in Latino Literature in English:
Total Credits21