Culture and history matter — and a minor in Chicanx and Latinx Studies will help you understand the most significant issues surrounding this rapidly growing population in the United States.

Whether you want to create a deeper connection with your own culture, or you’re planning a career where you’ll work with Chicanx and Latinx communities, this minor will equip you with valuable knowledge.

Learn about the historical, social and political experiences of Chicanx and Latinx communities, including social justice movements. Analyze Chicanx and Latinx literary and artistic works, and appreciate how Latin American migration has influenced the United States. Consider how differences in national origin, citizenship, gender and sexuality shape experiences within Latinx communities.

Whether you plan to pursue a career in business, government, law, medicine, journalism, social work, teaching, religion or the arts, courses in this minor will equip you to approach issues in the Latinx and Chicanx communities with empathy and understanding.

For more information, please contact Regina Faunes. The Chicanx and Latinx minor is part of the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

About the Minor

Students need to complete 18 course hours to complete the minor, 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 twelve hours of elective courses, including at least nine hours of upper-division coursework. At least nine hours of courses may not be counted to satisfy requirements for any other major or minor. 

Electives include courses on the U.S. Mexico Borderlands, Chicana Writers and Artists, and other courses in Literature, Communication, Spanish, History, Sociology, Political Science and Art History.

 To declare the minor, fill out the form called “Student Curriculum Change Request” on MyHilltop.