Program Director: Julia Paulk, Ph.D.
Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the people, cultures and communities of those of Hispanic and/or Latin American descent in the United States. Latinx Studies is different from Latin American Studies because of its methodology and definition. Latin American Studies is defined geographically and can include any disciplinary approach to the Latin American region. Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary field within Race and Ethnic Studies that focuses on the Latinx experience in the United States.
Latinx Studies provides Marquette students with a better understanding of the variety of Latinx cultures that exist in the United States and the diverse cultural and historical contributions that Latinx populations have made to this country. These experiences are considered within the context of contemporary and historical political realities that shape issues ranging from immigration and citizenship, law and justice, health care, education, policing, and gender to questions concerning freedoms of speech, assembly and expression. Knowledge of Spanish is not required for this program; interested students may choose, however, to take courses in Spanish to fulfill program requirements.
Latinx Studies Minor
Only two courses may be taken in a single discipline for the minor. Four total disciplines must be represented in student course work. Eighteen credit hours are required to complete the minor. Students must complete one Race and Ethnic Studies course, a minimum of two Latinx Studies courses and up to three Latinx Studies electives. The required Race and Ethnic Studies course provides students with the critical methodology needed to proceed in this field. Following the completion of this requirement, students are prepared to undertake course work devoted to Latinx content according to their disciplinary interests within the field.
|Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies course||3|
|Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies|
|LatinX Studies required courses - Complete two of the following:||6|
|United States-Latin American Relations|
|Latin American Philosophy|
|Topics in Political Science 1|
|Immigrants and their Communities|
|U.S. Latinx Literature 2|
|Spanish in the United States 2|
|Topics in Health Care (Migration and Health: Mexico and the US)|
|LatinX Studies electives - Complete 3 of the following:||9|
|Strategic Communication in a Culturally Diverse Marketplace|
|Studies in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies|
|Culture and Health|
|The American West|
|Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender|
|The Psychology of Prejudice|
|Race, Gender and Medicine|
|Introduction to Literary Analysis in Spanish for Heritage and Native Speakers 2|
|Afro-Hispanic and Afro-Latinx Literatures and Cultures 2|
|Advanced Spanish for Business 2|
|Advanced Spanish for Health Care 2|
|Latin American and Latinx Contemporary Issues 2|
|Child Speech Sound Disorders|
|Multicultural Issues for Speech-Language Pathologists|
|Total Credit Hours||18|
Topic must be approved by program director.
Course taught in Spanish.