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Border 2010: The Border Studies Certificate – (Fall 2010)  The Certificate was developed by Dr. daniel Heimmermann and Dr. Thomas Britten of the UTB/TSc College of Liberal Arts

"I don’t think we’re paying enough attention in our curriculum to local resources, neither human nor cultural."18– Javier Duran, University of Arizona

The Texas Center for Border and Transnational Studies will coordinate the offering of an undergraduate certificate. The Border Studies Certificate (BSC) will be designed to play a critical role in the fulfillment of UTB/TSCs institutional mission including expertise on the cross-border characteristics, our cultural and historic setting and social and economic issues. The Border Studies Certificate will prepare students for meaningful participation in the study and solution of regional, national, and international problems affecting the border. The undergraduate Border Studies Certificate program will require the completion of 15 semester credit hours (five courses). Two courses comprising six semester credit hours shall be required core courses. The remaining two to three courses may be selected from an array of approved courses with border studies focus.

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COURSE

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TITLE

PREREQUISITES

ANTH

3375

Mexican American Folklore 

 

ANTH

3301

Cultures and Communities of Latin America  

ANTH

4353

Ritual, Belief and Healing  

ARTS

4354

Latin American Art and Architecture ARTS 1303, 1304

COMM

3316

Intercultural Communication

COMM

4303

Special Topics in Communication

ENGL

4316

Mexican American Literature 9 hrs. of English

GEOG

3333

Latin American Geography

GEOL

4350

Geoscience Filed Excursion GEOL 1303 and GEOL 1103, or
GEOL 1304 and GEOL 1104 all
with "C" or better; or permission
of the instructor.

GOVT

3363

American Hispanic Politics GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302

GOVT

4376

Contemporary Issues in Homeland Security GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302

GOVT

4369

Latin American Politics GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302

HIST

3340

Texas History HIST 1301 and 1302

HIST

3334

Mexico and the Borderlands Thru Ind. Six hrs. of lower division History

HIST

3335

Mexico Since Independence Six hrs. of lower division History

INDS

3303

Culture and Humanity

MUSI

3305

History and Style of Mariachi Must be concurrently enrolled in
MUSI 2139 or MUSI 3139

SOCI

3323

Hispanics in a Global Society SOCI 1301

SOCI

4325

Population and Migration Problems SOCI 1301 and three additional
hours of SOCI.

SPAN

3340

The Hispanic World SPAN 2322

SPAN

4371

Chicano Narrative SPAN 2321 and SPAN 2322

CRIJ

4362

Topics in Criminal Justice ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302 or
ENGL 2311, and ENGL 2332 or ENGL 2333 

GOVT

4368

Topics in American Government GOVT 2301 and GOVT 2302

HIST

4350

Topics in Latin American History Six hours of lower division History

SOCI

4374

Topics in Sociology SOCI 1301

SPAN

4373

Topics in Hispanic Culture SPAN 2321 and SPAN 2322

ARTS

4390

Topics in Arts History ARTS 1301 or 1304
       

 

  • Courses 1 and 2 may be taken out of sequence but courses 3-4-5 must be taken after 1 and 2 to be counted toward certification.
  • Topics courses may be used as electives (Courses 3-4) and repeated for credit so long as the topic is appropriate and has the director’s approval.
  • The "Capstone" Topics Course may be taken only once and must be taken last.
  • The Capstone Course will be offered each semester by one of seven departments: Criminal Justice, Government, History, Behavioral Science, Art or Modern Language. Students wishing to culminate their studies for the Border Studies Certificate would enroll in the Topics Course designated that semester as the "Capstone Experience" course for Border Studies. The Schedule of Classes published each semester will identify the specific topics course designated to satisfy the requisites for the Border Studies Capstone Course. Students in the Border Studies Certificate Program should also maintain frequent contact with the Border Studies Program Director for program information and advance notice of course offerings.
  • The faculty involved in teaching the Capstone Courses should commit to providing students with opportunities for experiential learning and for writing and reflection on what they have learned.
  • Candidates for the Border Studies Certificate must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA in their five border studies courses to receive certification.
  • Border Studies Certificates will be awarded to students who have completed all certificate program requirements AND all requirements for a Bachelors degree

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