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Latino Studies

The Latino Studies track is part of the Department of Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora.

The Latino Studies minor provides the opportunity to study Latinas/os within the U.S. sociopolitical and cultural context, as well as a framework for understanding this population’s historical transnational connections to Latin America. Courses explore the impact of U.S.-Latin American relations in shaping migration flows, as well as the impact of colonialism and war, racism, inequality, and cultural, social, and political marginalization on U.S. Latino experiences. Our curriculum also underscores the vibrant contributions of Latinas/os in U.S. history and social life, in music, theater, film, the visual arts, literature, and popular culture.

Minor Requirements

Latino Studies minors must fulfill five requirements:

  • Requirement 1 (1 course):
    RCD 0050 Introduction to Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
  • Requirement 2 (1 course):
    One introductory survey course in Latino Studies. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of courses.
  • Requirement 3 (1 course):
    One Latin American survey course. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of courses.
  • Requirement 4 (1 course):
    One elective relevant to Latino Studies and/or critical race and ethnic studies in the United States. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of courses.
  • Requirement 5 (1 course):
    Senior capstone project or option course, such as an advanced research course or independent study. Departmental approval required.

NOTE: Students should check the Latino Studies website for a list of courses that meet these requirements and/or meet with the director of the minor. All courses taken for the Latino Studies minor track must be taken for a letter grade. Courses with a letter grade of C- or lower will not be accepted toward the minor. A maximum of two courses from the minor may be double counted for another major or foundation or distribution requirement.

Contact

Students interested in pursuing a Latino Studies Minor should contact Track Director or RCD Department Administrator.

Adriana Zavala
Director of Latino Studies

Cynthia Sanders
Department Administrator
106 Eaton Hall
617-627-2311