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Interdisciplinary Studies - Mexican-American/Latino Studies - Field of Study Curriculum - Certificate

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The Mexican American/Latino Studies Certificate is a 12 semester credit hour academic certificate designed to help you understand Mexican American/Latino culture from different perspectives. It provides a unique foundation for various majors and careers, including elementary education, social and behavioral sciences, criminal justice, and many others. Additionally, for those pursuing degrees or certificates in various workforce and applied science fields, the Mexican American/Latino Studies certificate enhances your familiarity and understanding of diverse cultures in preparation for employment in an increasingly multi-cultural region. (All courses are core curriculum courses and will transfer as core to all Texas public universities.)


Prerequisite Courses

Year 1

Semester 1
Choose one of the following courses: 3
HUMA 1305 Introduction to Mexican American Studies
ENGL 2351 Mexican-American Literature
Choose one of the following courses: 3
HIST 2327 Mexican-American History I
HIST 2328 Mexican-American History II
Choose one course from two of the following categories: 6
Creative Arts
HUMA 1301 Introduction to Humanities I 3
HUMA 1311 Mexican American Fine Arts Appreciation 3
Government/Political Science
GOVT 2305 Federal Government OR
GOVT 2306 Texas Government 3
GOVT 2311 Mexican-American & Latino Politics 3
Component Area Option
HUMA 2323 World Cultures - Mesoamerica 3
SPAN 1411 Beginning Spanish I OR
SPAN 1412 Beginning Spanish II 3
Semester 2
Semester 3

Year 2

Semester 1
Semester 2
Semester 3
Total Credits 12