Latinx Studies Certificate

The Latinx 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 Latinx peoples within the so-called 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, Julie Kline (

Listed below are the requirements for the Certificate in Latinx Studies. You are strongly advised to consult both the Latinx Studies coordinator 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.


    To obtain the certificate, students must complete 18 credits in approved Latinx courses, including 9 credits at the 300 level and above in residence at UWM, with a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Students must select courses from at least three curricular areas, including LATINX 101. No more than 9 credits in a single curricular area may count toward the certificate. Students may count up to 3 credits of a related independent study and up to 3 credits of a related internship. For additional program information, contact the Latinx Studies Coordinator (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies).

    LATINX 101Introduction to Latino Studies3
    Select 15 credits from the following: 115
    Archaeology of the American Southwest
    History and Politics of Second Language Education
    Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin Am/Latino Cultural Heritage
    Educational Issues in Spanish Speaking Communities
    The Chicano Experience
    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
    Theories of Digital 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. Latinx Studies:
    Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latinx Studies:
    Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Theatre
    Independent Study
    Special Topics in U.S. Latino Studies:
    Advanced Topics in U.S. Latino Studies:
    Latino Politics
    Advanced Independent Study
    Perspectives on Latino Communities
    Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers
    Introduction to Latino Literature in English
    Total Credits18

    Must include 9 credits numbered 300 and above. Consult the Certificate coordinator for approval to count additional appropriate courses with at least 25% Latinx content not listed here.