This minor brings together the study of culture, literature and film, race and ethnicity, language, history, indigeneity, art, electoral politics, public health, gender and sexuality, policy, and environment as they relate to Latina/o/x peoples in the US.
Housed in Critical Race, Gender, and Culture Studies, Latina/o/x Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that considers Latin American origin communities in the United States. As a branch of US race and ethnic studies, Latina/o/x Studies courses explore questions of race, ethnicity, and racialization as the primary areas of focus. Operating from a comparative framework that examines Puerto Rican, Dominican, Mexican/Chicana/o/x, Central American, and other Latin American populations, the minor explores common interests and differences affecting US Latina/o/x populations. Latina/o/x Studies at American University capitalizes on the University’s strategic location in the DC Metropolitan area, a contact zone of communities with roots in all parts of the Americas.
Why Minor in Latina/o/x Studies?
A minor in Latina/o/x Studies will add depth to your major and program of studies. Six of the eighteen credits in a minor in LTST may be cross-counted towards another major or minor. Consult your advisor and course catalog before declaring/registering.