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PSU graduates can considerably enrich the value of their degree by obtaining a certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies.

Certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies

A certificate in Chicano/Latino Studies is a valuable asset for individuals preparing to work in fields and professions that place a premium on effectively reaching out to Latino/a individuals and communities, especially, but not limited to, health, education, business (marketing, human resources), counseling, legal, and public service professions.

At Portland State University a certificate is an intermediary credential-more than a minor, but less than a major-that students obtain to enrich or add value to their selected major.

A balanced interdisciplinary program of social science, humanities, and Spanish-language requirements makes the Chicano/Latino Studies certificate one of the most useful supplements to a PSU major. The certificate requires 36 credits distributed as follows:

 

CORE (24 CREDITS)

ChLa 201 Introduction to Chicano/Latino Studies (4)

ChLa 301U Chicano/Latino Communities (4)

ChLa 302U Survey of Chicano/Latino Literature (4)

ChLa 303U Chicana/Latina Experience (4)

Span 301 & 302 Third Year Spanish (8)

 

UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVES (12 CREDITS)

One 400 level course required

ChLa 330 Latino Popular Culture (4)

ChLa 375U Southwestern Borderlands (4)

ChLa 380U Latinos, the Economy, & Politics (4)

ChLa 390U Latinos in the Pacific Northwest (4)

ChLa 399 Special Studies (Latinos and Health, Mayas, Aztecs, & Chicanos)

ChLa 405 Reading and Conference (1-4)

ChLa 407 Seminar (1-4)

ChLa 408 Workshop (Mexican & Chicano Muralism, Mexican Folk Dance) (1-4)

ChLa 410 Selected Topics (Popular Culture through Film, Latina Women Testimonies) (1-4)

ChLa 411 Chicano/Latino History (4)

ChLa 414 Chicano/Latino Literature (4)

ChLa 450U Latinos in Education (4)

 

Total: 36 Credit Hours