The Certificate in Latino Studies is designed for all students interested in studying Latino history and culture, the current role of the Latino community, and its contributions in the United States. This certificate is well suited for students whose focus is on different cultures and minority studies, and those interested in more than one discipline or program. Including: Anthropology, American Studies, Communication Studies, Geography, Health, History, International Studies, Philanthropic Studies, Political Science, Public and Environmental Affairs, Spanish, Social Work, and Sociology.
This 18-credit program is intended to provide students with an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge on Latino issues, including the history, culture, economic, and political development of this population. Students will connect this knowledge and appreciation for other cultures with other disciplines, thus helping them to prepare for success in a globalized world.
A certificate in Latino Studies will better equip students for a career in one or more of the following: administration, government, public policy, politics, journalism, law, education, diplomacy, business, local and government service agencies, non-governmental and non-profit organizations, community organizations, national and international corporations, and language- and culture-related organizations.
Students who have not enrolled at IUPUI may be considered for admission to the program if they:
The certificate can be earned as a stand-alone credential or in combination with a degree.
(12 credit hours/4 courses, 3 credit hours each)
Elective Courses (6 credit hours)
Students may choose two elective courses from a growing list of approved interdisciplinary courses including: Africana Studies, American Studies, Anthropology, Art and Design, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, English, Geography, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, History, International Studies, Journalism, Philanthropic Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Public and Environmental Affairs, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish, Tourism, Convention and Events Management.
Students will have a great deal of freedom in choosing which courses to take to fulfill the requirements for the certificate. Many of the courses that count towards the certificate in Latino Studies have rotating topics that change every semester.