Centers and Certificates

Latin American Studies Center
The mission of the Latin American Studies Center is to provide an institutional space for research, teaching, and discussion on Latin America at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Its general purpose is to bring together CU faculty, students and visiting scholars interested in Latin American issues: recognizing the diversity of their academic interests and approaches; supporting the research, teaching, and study of Latin America; and strengthening CU’s links with Latin America and with communities of Latin American origin in the United States.
The Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies
CMEMS offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate program for students wishing to focus on the medieval and/or early modern periods.
Graduate Certificate in Women and Gender Studies
The WGST Graduate Certificate provides graduate students with opportunities to think in an interdisciplinary fashion about women and gender, and to learn from a variety of scholarly and methodological approaches.
Center of the American West
The Center of the American West takes as its mission the creation of forums for the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives in the pursuit of solutions to the region's difficulties. We at the Center believe that an understanding of the historical origins of the West's problems, an emphasis on the common interests of all parties, and a dose of good humor are essential to constructive public discussion.
Center for Asian Studies
The Center for Asian Studies (CAS) is an interdisciplinary organization located on the Boulder campus of the University of Colorado that brings together faculty, students, and community members to encourage and support Asian scholarship across disciplinary and college boundaries.
Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory
The Graduate Certificate in Critical Theory offers students a background in the philosophical foundations of critical theory. Drawing on disciplines such as philosophy, psychoanalysis, Marxism, literary criticism and sociology, critical theory develops analytical tools for describing and evaluating modern society, literature, and culture. It aims to provide useful theoretical tools for graduate students in the humanities and the social sciences.