Degree in Intercultural Management for Development (LGID in Spanish)
The objective of the Degree in Intercultural Management for Development is to offer a higher education option that is pertinent to the needs of the social groups that live in rural contexts in Intercultural Regions in Veracruz, through four Regional Centers distributed in strategic zones of Veracruz.
The Degree Program aims to nurture democratic relationships in Veracruz society and foster the preparation of responsible, sensitive and creative graduates, through the collective and intercultural generation of knowledge. Graduates are oriented towards analyzing local scenarios, strengthening national languages, acknowledging, developing and projecting ancestral wisdom on health, exercising rights, constructing solidarity, fostering the society-nature relationship and strengthening organizational skills for local and regional initiatives, and outreach interaction with solidarity networks with a wide range of regional, national and international actors.
The Degree Program offers students the opportunity to specialize in one of five disciplines:
The focus on Communication aims to prepare professionals in the area of cultural promotion, based on a diversified use of mass media and a critical comprehension of their role in the construction of identities in the context of globalization.
A multidisciplinary approach, based on management and animation, focuses on the visibility demands of local cultures.
This discipline centers its work and ethics on participative methodologies that guarantee contextualized outreach of both tangible and intangible heritage.
The characteristics and advantages of using media such as press, radio, TV, video, cinema and internet are reviewed to support and promote community projects and initiatives related to traditions, art, handcrafts, and any other form of popular or cultural expression.
This discipline establishes spaces for the intercultural construction of knowledge to prepare professionals capable of contributing to improving the quality of life in their regions and the construction of sustainable development. Students opting for this discipline gain knowledge, skills and attitudes focused on the:
- a) Appreciation, development and dissemination of ancestral knowledge on society-nature relationships in dialogue with other knowledge;
- b) Strengthening of organizational and technical skills for local and regional initiatives; and
- c) Successful outreach with solidarity networks and a wide range of regional, national and international actors.
This discipline stimulates an academic environment for the promotion, management and mediation of inter-linguistic communicative processes, framed within an intercultural focus.
In order to respond to the social demands and needs in intercultural regions, theoretical-methodological bases of an integral nature from diverse research perspectives are applied. The languages discipline also promotes the development, use, strengthening and the vitality of national languages and cultures, with respect, tolerance, responsibility, commitment and solidarity.
This discipline aims to prepare professionals capable of contributing to solving issues related to the lack of administration and enforcement of justice, the effective access to legal processes for vulnerable sectors of society, as well as promoting human rights to guarantee legal security.
It proposes the revaluation of legal traditions and community legal systems that regulate and resolve social conflicts through conciliation and other alternatives such as mediation, negotiation, reconciliation, lobbying and the dialogue of knowledge.
It seeks to foster, from an intercultural perspective, sound government practices that provide justice, in respect of the fundamental rights and principles that inspire ethical and social harmony.
The Health discipline seeks to improve health conditions of indigenous regions in Veracruz by preparing professionals that serve as managers of the dialogue between traditional and official medical practices in Mexico and the communities, promoting community processes related to main health problems. This implies revaluating and revitalizing traditional medicinal knowledge and practices.
Educational Program LGID (PDF)
INCOMING STUDENT PROFILE
The intercultural approach, as established in the Universidad Veracruzana Intercultural General Program, “requires new criteria and processes for the admission of students that take into account characteristics of a socio-cultural background of an inclusive nature, and omit those characteristics that have traditionally excluded them from the education system’’ (DUVI, 2005). That is why students take the National Entrance Examination to Higher Education (EXANI II de CENEVAL) for diagnosis purposes only.
The profile of a student entering the LGID Degree Program is defined mainly by their interests, outlook and attitudes. A student must be willing to get involved in collaborative processes to develop knowledge to support the economic, cultural and political processes of families inhabiting intercultural regions. Those who speak or understand a regional language will be given preference. Students that show attitudes of commitment, responsibility, openness to new things and a critical spirit, as well as creativity and initiative will be welcomed.