UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

College of Letters and Science

Latino Studies

Joseph A. Rodriguez, Professor, History, Coordinator, HLT 325, joerod@uwm.edu

The Latino Studies Certificate Program is designed for students who have an interest in Latino studies, regardless of major or college affiliation. It utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examining the experiences, cultures, and social conditions of Latinos in the United States.

The program is open to any University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee undergraduate who has completed at least 15 credits, to those who previously received a bachelor's degree from UWM or any other accredited college or university, and to those who do not plan to pursue a college or university degree (non-degree students) but who have a strong interest in this subject. To be admitted to the University as non-degree students, individuals must meet regular University admission requirements. Students currently involved in baccalaureate studies who successfully complete the requirements of the certificate program are awarded the certificate at the time of graduation. Students who already possess the bachelor's degree and non-degree students receive the certificate upon completion of the program 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 coordinator.

Required Courses (3 cr)


Latino 101

Introduction to Latino Studies


Elective Courses (18 cr, including 12 credits numbered 300 and above)

*Only one of English 374 and Spanish 371 may count toward the minimum 21 credits required for the certificate.

(Consult the Certificate coordinator for approval to count additional appropriate courses not listed below.)

CurrIns 542

History and Politics of Second Language Education

CurrIns 550 Using Children's Literature to Explore Latin American/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: (subtitle)

English/FilmStd 316 World Cinema: "Latina and Latin American Women Directors" subtitle
Englsih 374* Survey of Latino/a Literature
English 394 Theories of Mass Culture: "Latino and Latin American Popular Culture" subtitle

English 523

Studies in U.S. Latino/a Literature: (subtitle)

Ethnic 250

Selected Topics in Ethnic Studies: "Women as Migrant Workers" subtitle

Hist 200 Historical Issues of Contemporary Issues: "U.S.-Mexico Borderlands" subtitle
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" subtitle
Special Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
Advanced Topics in Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies
LACUSL/Theatre 324
Theatre in the Americas: Latin American, Caribbean, and Latino/a Theatre

Latino 199

Independent Study

Latino 201
Special Topics in U.S. Latino Studies: (subtitle)
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" subtitle

Sociol 323 Perspectives on Latino Communities

Sociol 423

Latino Immigration and Incorporation: (subtitle)

Spanish 319

Advanced Speaking and Listening for Heritage Speakers

Spanish 371* Introduction to Latino Literature in English

Spanish 373

Topics in Latino Literature in English: (subtitle)


Latino Studies (LATINO)


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