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College of Letters & Science

Chican@ and Latin@ Studies Program

Certificate Program
Courses

Note: The @ ending ("a" at the center of "o") offers a simultaneous presentation of both the feminine and masculine word endings of Chicana, Chicano, Latina, and Latino and allows the reader/speaker to choose the form she or he prefers.

312 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Drive, Madison, WI 53706; 608-263-4486; fax 608-265-8432; www.chicla.wisc.edu

Professors Escalante (Art), Enstad (History), Gloria (Counseling Psychology), Guerin-Gonzales (History), Johnson (History), Marquez (Political Science), Saldivar (History), Scarano (History), Stern (History),Uttal (Human Development and Family Studies); Associate Professors Beltrán (Communication Arts), Magaña (director); Assistant Professors Chávez (Communication Arts) Morales (Urban and Regional Planning), Pacheco (Education), Valdez (Counseling Psychology). Affiliated Faculty: Lecturers Arenas (Office of Service Learning), Lopez-Springfield (L&S Student Academic Affairs), Scheder (Medical History and Bioethics).

Chican@ and Latin@ studies offers a variety of courses, some focusing on particular national-origin groups or specific academic disciplines, and others organized around comparative topics or issues. Examples include: Chicana/o and Latina/o Cultural Studies, Chicana/o and Latina/o History; Topics in Comparative Ethnic Studies; Latina/os and Media; Latinas: Self Identity and Social Change; Colony, Nation and Minority: The Puerto Rican's World; The American West; Mexican American Politics; Understanding Latino Families and Communities; and Integrative Seminar in Comparative and Transnational Ethnic Studies.

Certificate Program

An undergraduate certificate in Chican@ and Latin@ studies is available for those students who wish to pursue Chican@ and Latin@ studies courses in a systematic manner. Information on the certificate is available in the Chican@ & Latin@ Studies Program Office, 312 Ingraham Hall, and the Student Advising Office, 25 Ingraham Hall. Prospective majors must make an appointment with Sylvia Garcia (chicla@mailplus.wisc.edu, 608-263-4486) or Jessica Rivera (jrivera2@lssaa.wisc.edu, 608-262-6463) to discuss requirements, courses, and application to the certificate.

Requirements

Requirements listed below are for certificates declared effective fall semester 2005 and later. Completion of the certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in Chican@ and Latin@ studies.

Requirements listed below are for certificates declared effective fall semester 2005 and later. Completion of the certificate requires a minimum of 15 credit hours in Chican@ and Latin@ studies.

  1. at least two 100- or 200-level courses, one of which must be Chicla 100, 201, 210, or another designated introductory interdisciplinary survey;
  2. at least one 300-level course;
  3. at least one 400-level course;
  4. at least one 500-, 600-, or 700*-level capstone seminar course.

*All courses numbered 700 and above are graduate courses and considered to be advanced. See the L&S section on Graduate Courses in this catalog.

All students in the Chican@ and Latin@ studies certificate program are required to submit to the program, before graduation, a portfolio consisting of both 1 and 2 below:

  1. one piece of writing at least 250 words long from a Chican@ and Latin@ studies course
  2. one of the following:
    a. a second piece of writing from another Chican@ and Latin@ studies course that is at least 750 words long, or
    b. a sample of original creative work completed in a Chican@ and Latin@ studies course, accompanied by a 250-word descriptive essay.

Details on submission of the portfolio can be found on the supplementary information sheet each student signs upon declaring the certificate.