What Is the LSGS Certificate? What Can You Do with It?

Latinos, Latinas, Latino/as, Latin@s, Latines, Latinxsthat is, people of Latin American descent in the United Statesare the nation’s largest ethnoracial minority.

What trajectories, histories, and communities lie behind demographic numbers? In what ways are ethno-racial categories activated, revised, navigated, and theorized? How are Latino/a/x invisibility and imperceptibility in everyday life articulated and visualized in popular culture as well as political discourse? What are the geographies, “big problems,” and “common” experiences of Latino/a/xs and Latinidad?

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Certificate in Latino/a Studies in the Global South

The Latino/a Studies in the Global South certificate is open to all undergraduates from any major. Its broad perspective and interdisciplinary approach are of potential benefit to those pursuing careers in law, business, marketing, education, public policy, medicine and healthcare, journalism and communications, the non-profit sector, and beyond.

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The basic philosophical architecture of the three great civilizations of America; Maya, Aztec and Inca civilizations. Links the current indigenous revival in the Andes (Bolivia and Ecuador) and in… read more about Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas: The World According to the Indigenous People of Latin America »

LSGS 316

Examines social history of major racial groups in the US and relationships to contemporary standing. Discusses central concepts sociologists use to analyze racial matters. Central theme: "racism" is… read more about Sociology of Racism in America »


Intro to the interdisciplinary field of Latino/a Studies, and how it reconfigures the study of the United States and the Americas. Considers literature, history, sociology, economics, politics,… read more about Introduction to Latino/a Studies in the Global South »