Critical Hmong Studies, Certificate
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The Critical Hmong Studies Certificate program is designed for students who have a strong interest in studying Hmong history, culture, society, language, and contemporary issues. The certificate might appeal to students who have limited opportunity to explore academic areas beyond their major discipline, or those who interact with Hmong communities on a professional basis.
The certificate consists of core and elective credits. Elements of the certificate would include (1) Hmong History; (2) Culture, Politics & Society; (3) Critical Race Theory (CRT); (4) Language and/or Electives.
|Minimum of 12 credits required, with at least six credits at the 300-400 level (including electives):|
|HMNG 130||Hmong American Experiences in the U.S.||3|
|HMNG/WGSS 365||Intersectionality: Critical Approaches to Identity and Injustice||3|
|Social Foundations: Human Relations|
|Beginning Hmong I|
|Beginning Hmong II|
|Special Topics in Critical Hmong Studies|
|Indigenous Theory and Methodologies|
|Topics in American Ethnic Literature (when focused on Hmong Studies)|
|Variable credit options|
|Travel seminars focused on Hmong Studies including HMNG 341 and HMNG 342|
|Various courses with either Hmong or Hmong-American content or CRT or indigenous approach|
|Other distance learning options, in collaboration with other institutions/UW campuses when focused on Hmong Studies|
Note: Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.
Program Learning Outcome
Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:
- Understand Hmong history, politics, and/or cultural transformations in the U.S.
- Effectively articulate how the theory of intersectionality can explain contemporary Hmong identities and social issues in a comparative manner.
- Utilize decolonizing methodologies and skills-based competency to studying and/or engaging with Hmong communities in the U.S.