• Certificate Program in Latinx Studies

  • Highlighting our commitment to diversity and our celebration of inclusive excellence, the DU/Iliff Joint PhD Program in the Study of Religion offers a certificate program in Latinx Studies. Students consider questions of Latinx histories and culture from a theological and religious studies perspective and engage directly with Latinx communities. The objective of the program is to prepare students to teach Latinx Studies, focusing on religion, theology, and social praxis.

    The requirements of the certficate are:

    • Complete 24 credit hours of approved courses as part of the 90 total required for the PhD
    • Demonstrate active engagement within a Latinx community before or during the doctoral program and submit a 5-8 page paper detailing the expeience and how it relates to one's area of academic interest in Latinx Studies. 
    • Demonstrate competency in Spanish language
    • Complete one comprehensive exam on the topic of Latinx Religion, Theology, History, Sociology, or Ethics
    • Complete a dissertation on a topic of Latinx Religion, Theology, History, Sociology, or Ethics with at least one dissertation committee member who is a Latinx Certificate faculty

    To apply, please submit the Latinx application.doc   to Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi, Coordinator with a copy to Dr. Rhonda Eaker, JDP Program Manager.

     

  • Core Faculty

  • Dr. Miguel De La Torre, Professor of Social Ethics and Latinx Studies, Iliff School of Theology

    Dr. Albert Hernández , Associate Professor of the History of Christianity, Iliff School of Theology, Iliff School of Theology

    Dr. Kristina Lizardy-Hajbi,  Certificate in Latinx Studies Coordinator,  Term Assistant Professor of Leadership and Formation; Director of the Office of Professional Formation, Iliff School of Theology

    Dr. Debora Ortega , Professor, University of Denver Graduate School of Social Work; Director, University of Denver Latino Center for Community Engagement and Scholarship

     

  • Community Engagement

  • Latinx Studies is an academic pursuit grounded in an understanding of the realities existing within a specific community, both historical and contemporary. Students in the Latinx certificate program are required to demonstrate active engagement within a Latinx community before or during the doctoral program nd submit a 5-8 page paper detailing the expeience and how it relates to one's area of academic interest in Latinx Studies. Engagement in the community provides students with first-hand experience in the cultures, traditions, and experiences of a Latinx population.   Assistance is provided if a student needs help finding opportunities. 

  • Required Courses

  • RLGN 4608  LATINA/O THEOLOGY AND ETHICS

    This course will examine the work of four key Latina/o theologians, and four Latina/o ethicists. Students will be required to familiarize themselves with the main ideas, issues, debates and thinkers working within these fields.

    RLGN 5991/ 6991 INDEPENDENT STUDY

    Complete one 4-credit independent study course with one of the Latinx Studies faculty on Latinx religion, theology, ethics, history, or sociology. 

  • Elective Courses

  • Other courses may count as electives toward the certificate, but they must first be approved by one of the Latinx Certificate faculty. Such courses may include those pertaining to film, international studies, or critical race studies.   Be sure to submit documentation of the approval to the LatinX Coordinator at klizardy@iliff.edu and the JDP office at rhonda.eaker@du.edu.

     

    RLGN 4402 AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURES AND WORLDVIEW

    RLGN 4404 RACE AND RELIGION IN THE UNITED STATES

    RLGN 4504 MUSLIMS, JEWS AND CHRISTIANS IN MEDIEVAL SPAIN

    RLGN 4505  SPANISH MYSTICS AND REFORMERS

    RLGN 4614 LIBERATION THEOLOGIES

    RLGN 4640 DOING CHRISTIAN ETHICS FROM THE MARGINS

    RLGN 5401  POST-COLONIAL AND OTHER MYTHS: A THEOLOGICAL CRITIQUE OF DOMINANCE

    SOWK 4465 HUMAN SECURITY

    SOWK 4635 IMMIGRATION POLICIES AND SERVICES

    SOWK 4749 CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE PRACTICE WITH LATINX

    SOWK 4750 ISSUES AND PERSPECTIVES IN THE LATINX CONTEXT

    SOWK 4751 GLOBAL RELATIONS AND POVERTY IN MEXICO

    SOWK 4753 SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN LATIN AMERICA

    SOWK 4757 SOCIAL WORK AND LATINO/A CULTURES: AN INTENSIVE PRACTICE AND SPANISH IMMERSION COURSE

    SOWK HISTORICAL TRAUMA AND HEALING

    SOWK TOPICS IN SOCIAL WORK

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