The Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies offers students interdisciplinary knowledge and cross-cultural skills that can be applied in a range of fields including but not limited to community advocacy, business, marketing education, government and public policy, media and communications, health sciences, and the arts. The minor integrates theories of decolonization and liberation with the exploration of historic, geopolitical, economic, and sociocultural conditions of Latin American and U.S. Latinx experiences. Core courses provide a theoretical framework to analyze issues such as immigration, transnational social movements, indigenous peoples, Afro-Latinx communities, and globalization, as well as hands-on experience in community-based research methods and activism.
The minor requires a total of 21 credits distributed as outlined below. At least 12 credits may not be duplicated with coursework taken towards the student's major and other minor(s). At least 12 of the credits must be upper-division and at least six of those must be completed in residency.
For additional information regarding the Minor in Latinx and Latin American Studies please contact Dr. Ruben Espinoza in the Department of Sociology.