The 12-credit graduate certificate in critical ethnic studies is an interdisciplinary course of study designed to complement the MA or PhD curriculum required by the student's home department within CU Boulder. The Department of Ethnic Studies (DES) offers the certificate to provide specialized training in Africana studies, Chicanx/Latinx studies, Native American and Indigenous studies, decolonial feminist studies, comparative ethnic studies, race and sexuality studies, and transnational/hemispheric ethnic studies to students pursuing degrees in various disciplines on the CU Boulder campus.
Students must submit an unofficial transcript and a two-page statement of purpose describing how their graduate interests will be enhanced by our course offerings and mentoring (in the statement of purpose, please identify classes already taken in DES).
To participate in the ethnic studies certificate program, applicants must maintain good academic standing with their home unit within the Graduate School. Their home unit must also indicate its support for the student enrolling in the certificate program.
Materials should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
A total of 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework is required for this certificate, nine of which must be from courses in the Department of Ethnic Studies (ETHN 6000 and two electives). Certificate program students must maintain a minimum GPA of 3.3.
Required Courses and Credits
|Foundations of Critical Ethnic Studies
|Choose three graduate-level electives, at least two of which are from the Department of Ethnic Studies. Approved elective courses include:
|Screening Race, Class & Gender in the U.S. and the Global Borderland
|Chicana/os and Education
|Special Topics in Africana Studies
|Special Topics in Chicana and Chicano Studies
|W.E.B. Du Bois Seminar
|The Chicana and Chicano and U.S. Social Systems
|Indigenous Traditions and Law: A Global Perspective
|The Harlem Renaissance: Fr Black Wmn's Club Mvmnt to Hip Hop
|Indigenous Representations in the United States
|Frantz Fanon Seminar
|Sport for Social Justice
|Senior/Graduate Seminar in Ethnic Studies
|Research Methods in Critical Ethnic Studies
|Race and Sexuality Studies
|Gender, Race, Class, and Crime
|Race and Citizenship in U.S. History and Culture
|Topics: Specialized Comparative Studies
|Indigenous Thought and Theory: Foundations in NAIS
|Adv Tpcs: Chicana/o Studies: US/Mexico Borderlands
|Critical Race Theory: Soc Scnc Explrtn/Intrvntn into Crit Race St
|Advanced Directed Readings in Ethnic Studies
|Total Credit Hours