Explore the cultures of Latinx communities.

In this interdisciplinary program you will gain a critical understanding of the historical, social, and political experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities in the United States. Students in this minor will:

  • Consider how differences in national origin, citizenship, gender and sexuality shape experiences within Latinx communities
  • Study the histories of Chicanx and other Latinx social justice movements
  • Analyze Chicanx and Latinx literary and artistic works 
  • Appreciate how Latin American migration has impacted the United States

This minor will prepare students for jobs that require an understanding of the lived experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities, including careers in business, government, law, medicine, journalism, social work, teaching, religion, and the arts.

For more information about the minor, please contact laurae [at] stedwards.edu (Laura Hernández-Ehrisman).

About the Minor

Students need to complete 18 course hours, with at least nine of these hours upper-division coursework. 

Required Courses

  • CHLX 1302: Introduction to Chicanx and Latinx Studies 
  • CHLX 3325: Identities, Communities and Social Justice

In addition, students must take 12 hours of elective courses, including at least nine hours of upper-division coursework. At least nine hours of courses must be different and may not be counted to satisfy requirements for any other major or minor. 

To declare the minor, complete the Student Curriculum Change Request.