An interdisciplinary perspective on the history, culture, politics, and experiences of the Latina/o/x population in the United States

Latina/o/x studies offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the history, culture, politics, and experiences of the Latina/o/x population in the United States. This population is now the largest minority group in the United States, and by the year 2060, it is expected that approximately one third of the U.S. population will be Latina/o/x. Courses in Latina/o/x studies introduce the peoples who have had a long-term presence in the United States and in the Midwest and who are increasingly neighbors, classmates, and coworkers.

Minor in Latina/o/x Studies

Latina/o/x studies offers an interdisciplinary perspective on the history, culture, politics, and experiences of the Latina/o/x population in the United States. The Latina/o/x studies minor helps to prepare undergraduates for careers in medicine, public health, social work, business, education, and the arts, and to respond to the changing demographics of the United States.

Goals of the Minor

  • to raise awareness of the historic contributions of Latina/o/x to the United States;
  • to situate contemporary Latina/o/x within the broader U.S. cultural histories;
  • to broaden students’ understandings of the intersectional complexities of immigration, culture, and politics; and
  • to empower students to work toward social justice.

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