Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
    May 26, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024

Certificate of Less than One Year in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies


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The Stand-alone certificate in Latin American, Caribbean and Latinx studies offers UWG students from any degree program the opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures and languages of this geographic region. The certificate also gives our Latin American, Latinx and Caribbean students the opportunity to see their languages and cultures reflected in our curriculum and signals that their heritage is worthy of academic study. Students will take an Intro to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies XIDS course; complete through 1002 in an approved language (French, Haitian Creole*, Portuguese, Spanish); and choose from an multidisciplinary selection of courses for a total of 15 credit hours.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Identify key historical influences affecting Latinx and/or Caribbean people living in the US or elsewhere outside of the geographic boundaries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

2. Identify some of the most important current circumstances  of Latinx and/or Caribbean people living in the US or elsewhere outside of the geographic boundaries of Latin America and the Caribbean.

3. Synthesize the hemispheric and global connections between Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinx people and other places and peoples.

Foundational language and culture courses (6 credit hours)


Students must take 6 credit hours in FREN/SPAN 1001-1002 or other approved language (Portuguese, Haitian Creole). A minimum of 1002 is required in at least one of these languages. Initial course depends on language placement. Courses at lower levels may be purchased through the ILC credit by exam process.

Intro. to Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies (3 credit hours)


This course is required for the Certificate in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies.

Approved upper-level elective courses (6 credit hours)


Program Coordinator will approve upper-level options from other disciplines in consultation with International Languages and Cultures faculty. The upper-level electives may be taken at any point in the certificate.

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