Latinx Studies Undergraduate Certificate
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Latinx studies integrates the study of Latinx communities in the United States with analysis of the histories, politics, cultures, and societies of Latin America and the Caribbean. Latinx Studies certificate courses deal with changing political, social, economic and cultural realities, including immigration and transnational communities; gender, racial, sexual, and ethnic identities; social movements; diverse forms of cultural expression; ongoing political and economic restructuring in Latin America; and the challenges of political and economic empowerment for Latinx communities in the United States.
A Latinx certificate prepares students to work with Latinx communities in the United States or abroad in a wide variety of careers, including teaching, higher education administration, community organizing, community and government service, journalism and the media, environmental science, global economics, health care, legal services, library science, music, publishing, and research.
Additional information about the Latinx Studies certificate may be obtained from Ethnic Studies
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Faculty Advisor: Professor Elizabeth Garcia email: email@example.com
- This is an on campus program with some courses available online.
Declaring This Certificate
- Please contact the certificate faculty advisor.
These program requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their Latinx Studies advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Students must satisfy all requirements as outlined below and by the department offering the certificate.
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1. Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours from the approved courses below.
2. Students must complete a minimum of nine upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours taken from the approved courses.
3. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- (1.7) in all courses that apply to the certificate and must achieve a minimum cumulative certificate GPA of 2.0. All graded attempts in required and elective courses are calculated in the certificate GPA. Courses taken using P+/P/F or S/U grading cannot apply to certificate requirements.
4. Students must complete all credit hours applying to the certificate with CU Denver faculty.
|Complete the following required course:||3|
|Introduction to Chicanx and Latinx Studies|
|Complete three Latinx Studies elective courses:||9|
|Chicano/a and Latino/a History|
|Chicano/Chicana Narrative and Social History|
|Central America and the Caribbean|
|Geography of South America|
|Modern Latin American History|
|Mexico and the United States: People and Politics on the Border|
|Writing for Latinos|
|Bilingual Communities: Spanish as a Language of Contact 1|
|The Learning and Teaching of Heritage Speakers 1|
|Spanish in Colorado 1|
|Spanish in the United States 1|
Indicates courses that have prerequisites and require fluency in Spanish.
To learn more about the Student Learning Outcomes for this program, please visit our Ethnic Studies Learning Outcomes page.