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Graduate Courses

The CRES Graduate Certificate requires two CRES-prefixed courses, one introductory course, and a one hour course to complete your portfolio at the end of your program. The other six hours of electives consist of CRES-prefixed and CRES-approved courses from your discipline. See the currently approved elective courses below and continue to visit this page to view courses as they are added.

CRES 60003 — Graduate Intro Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Required for CRES Graduate Certificate
Prerequisites: Admission to the CRES Graduate Certificate
Description: This course aims to give students a broad, general understanding of the multifaceted field that has come to be known as Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies in the United States. Critical Race Theory serves as a central theoretical framework for students to understand the concepts of race and ethnicity, their intersections with other concepts such as gender, and their manifestations in society. The course traces the historical trajectory of the field from its founding to the current manifestations.

CRES 70001 — Portfolio
Required for CRES Graduate Certificate
Prerequisites: Completion of CRES 60003 and two CRES electives.
Description: This culminating course in the CRES Graduate Certificate aims to prepare students to complete a CRES capstone portfolio representing the student’s work through the Graduate Certificate’s course of study. The portfolio will demonstrate both the development of student learning as well as showcase items that are products of the student’s learning in the CRES Graduate Certificate. The portfolio will be judged by a CRES core faculty committee.

Approved Electives for Spring 2022:

EDAD 60113: Trends and Issues in Educational Administration: Community College (Mayra Olivares-Urueta)
EDLE 60033: Community Engagement and Culturally Responsive Practice (Eric Atwood)
EDUC 50503: Foundations of Language Acquisition (Steve Przymus)
EDUC 55113: Schools, Curriculum, and Society (Gabriel Huddleston)
EDUC 70970: Special Problems in Education: Cultural Foundations in Educational Leadership (Miriam Ezzani)
RECU 70970: Religion and Culture: Decolonizing Christian Discourse (Tomi Oredein)
SOWO 61863: Social Welfare Policies (Katie Lauve-Moon)