Award Type: AC
The Southwest Studies Program applies a broad, interdisciplinary approach to the study of the peoples and places of the American Southwest. Three certificates in American Indian Studies, Chicano-Chicana Studies, and Southwest Studies are available. Certificates may be attained independently of any degree program, but students may also apply course credits toward a degree.
Students enrolled in the Southwest Studies Academic Certificate will study the environment of the region and how people have historically related to that environment. The Certificate approaches the cultural issues more broadly and includes a stronger emphasis on the ecology, geography, and political history of the region.
This program is not eligible for Title IV Federal Financial Aid.