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Latinx Studies

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

The Latinx 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. Latinx 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 for Students Who Matriculated Prior to Fall 2022

Students who matriculated before Fall 2022 may fulfill the minor under these current requirements, or the new requirements below.

  • Requirement 1 (1 course):
    RCD 0050 Introduction to Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora
  • Requirement 2 (1 course):
    One introductory survey course in Latinx 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 Latinx 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.

 

Minor Requirements for Students Who Matriculated in Fall 2022 and beyond

  • Requirement 1 (1 course):
    RCD 0050 Introduction to Studies in Race, Colonialism, and Diaspora [this remains the same]
  • Requirement 2 (1 course):
    One introductory survey course in Latinx Studies. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of courses.
  • Requirement 3 (2 courses):
    Two electives relevant to Global Latinx Studies and/or critical race and ethnic studies. Please see the departmental website for an updated list of approved courses.
  • Requirement 4 (1 course):
    Senior capstone project or option course, such as an advanced course with a research component or seminar. Departmental approval required.

NOTE: Students should check the Latinx 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 Latinx Studies Minor should contact Track Director or RCD Department Administrator.

Adriana Zavala
Director of Latinx Studies
Associate Professor

Jessica Touayl
Staff Assistant
Fung House, 2nd Floor
617-627-4098

Nicole Frechette
Department Administrator
Fung House, 1st Floor
617-627-2311