Certificate in California Indian Languages and Cultures

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Admission to the Program

  1. Students must meet general university admission requirements.
  2. Students in all majors are eligible to participate in this program.

Certificate Requirements (18 units)

Three units chosen from:3
Language Study II: Serrano
Language Study II: Luiseño
Language Study II: Cahuilla
Three units chosen from:3
Language Study III: Serrano
Language Study IV: Serrano
Language Study III: Luiseño
Language Study IV: Luiseño
Language Study III: Cahuilla
Language Study IV: Cahuilla
Three units chosen from:3
Case Studies in Linguistic Anthropology
Community Engaged Research Methods
Museum Research and Exhibit Development
Internship in History
Independent Study in the Humanities
Independent Study in the Humanities
Independent Study in the Humanities
Independent Study in the Humanities
Language Study III: Cupeño
Independent Study
Electives (9)
Any of the required courses above may also count as elective if not taken above
Nine units chosen from:9
Native North American Art
Pedagogies for Foreign Language Teaching
Language Acquisition and Early Field Experience for Future Teachers
Languages & Cultures
Indians of North America
Indians of the Southwest
Indigenous Politics
Selected Topics in Anthropology
Second Language Acquisition
Native American and Indigenous Literatures
Studies in Literary Diversity
Studies in Language and Linguistics
Intercultural Communication
Media, Culture, and Society
Total Units18