The Latinx & Latin American Studies minor offers students an interdisciplinary opportunity to explore the theoretical and practical historical, political, artistic, socio-economic, educational, cultural, and community experiences of Latinxs in the United States and Latin America. The inclusive curriculum looks at both classical and contemporary topics in Latino and Latin American Studies and integrates intercultural communication and community action as a way to develop opportunities for praxis, research and exploration of multiple identities of the Latino and Latin American diaspora.
The program connects ethnic and area studies to provide an interdisciplinary focus. Students will critically examine the relationships of Latinxs, Latin Americans, people of the Caribbean and of the Iberian Peninsula to larger social, institutional, political, technological, economic, scientific, historical, religious, and cultural processes, ecologies, epistemologies and values. Students will examine the formation and position of group and individual identities through systematic study, active learning, and research.