The University Interscholastic League offers a comprehensive program of academic competition. In addition to contests in Journalism, Speech & Debate, STEM Activities, and Theatre & Film, the UIL offers activities in several other subject areas. Business Skills contests include Accounting and Computer Applications. Language Arts contests include Literary Criticism, Ready Writing and Spelling. Social Studies competitions include Current Issues & Events, and a Social Studies contest that covers both general knowledge and a specific topic of study each year. The Barbara Jordan Historical Essay Competition and Latino History Essay Competition offer opportunities for students to explore the contributions of historically underrepresented groups to the history and culture of Texas.