Latin American and Latinx Studies

The Latin American and Latinx Studies program is housed within the Department of Political Science, Legal, and Urban Studies. Students draw from multiple disciplines to integrate a broad understanding of geography, politics, art, literature, and culture in Latin America.

Mission Statement

The Latin American and Latinx Studies major draws from multiple disciplines to integrate a broad understanding of the politics, history, geography, culture of Latin America, and the Latinx community in the United States. The program aims to prepare students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens.

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View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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BA in Latin American and Latinx Studies

The major in Latin American and Latinx studies is designed to bridge the gap, in the production of knowledge, between the lived experiences of the Latin American and Latinx populations in the Americas. The program provides a greater understanding of diversity in keeping with the University’s mission of providing a climate of diversity and equity in educational excellence. In doing this, Latin American and Latinx studies helps students develop a multidisciplinary understanding of the politics, economics, psychology, history and literature of Latin America and of Latinas and Latinos in the United States. By providing a liberal arts education we prepare students to become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and engaged citizens.  

Minor in Latin American and Latinx Studies

The minor in Latin American and Latinx studies provides students with an abbreviated survey of the interdisciplinary Latin American and Latinx studies program. The minor exposes students to some of the core elements of the Latin American and Latinx studies program, which has courses offered by 11 different departments and programs (i.e., Africana world studies, art history, anthropology, English, geography, history, languages and cultures, political science, psychology, women’s and gender studies, and Latin American and Latinx studies) across the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.