Director: Laura Matthew, Ph.D.

Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary field focusing on the people, cultures and communities of those of Hispanic and/or Latin American descent, including the Caribbean, in the United States. While Latin American Studies takes a hemispheric approach that may focus on a specific country or region and can include any disciplinary methodology, Latinx Studies is an interdisciplinary field within Race and Ethnic Studies that focuses on the Latino/a/x experience in the United States.
Latinx Studies provides Marquette students with a better understanding of the variety of Latin American, Caribbean, and Hispanic cultures that exist in the United States and the diverse cultural and historical contributions that these 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 artistic expression, language and identity. 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 required Latinx Studies course, one required Comparative Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies course, a minimum of two Latinx Studies primary courses, and two Latinx Studies electives. The required Latinx Studies and Comparative Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies courses provide 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 while exploring other disciplinary interests within the field.

Required Latinx Studies Course3
Introduction to Latinx Studies
Required Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies Course - Complete one of the following:3
Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies
Introduction to Race, Ethnic and Indigenous Studies
Latinx Studies Primary Courses - Complete two of the following:6
Latinx Education: Challenges and Possibilities
Engaging the World 1
American Immigration
Latinx Civil Rights Movements
United States-Latin American Relations
Latin American Philosophy
Topics in Political Science 1
Immigrants and their Communities
U.S. Latinx Literature
Spanish in the United States 2
Topics in Health Care (Migration and Health: Mexico and the US)
Latinx Studies Electives - Complete two of the following:6
Strategic Communication in a Culturally Diverse Marketplace
Latinx Education: Challenges and Possibilities
Studies in Critical Race and Ethnic Studies
Culture and Health
History of Latin America
The American West
The Caribbean
History of Mexico
Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
The Psychology of Prejudice
Race, Gender and Medicine
Beginning Spanish for Health Care 1
Beginning Spanish for Health Care 2
Advanced Communication in Spanish for Heritage Speakers 2
Texts, Images, and Critical Thinking 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