Jun 18, 2019  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
  
College Catalog 2019-2020

Latinx Studies Option, Arts and Science, A.A.


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CONTACT

Raúl D. Gutiérrez, 413.552.2817, rgutierrez@hcc.edu

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Latinx Studies is the interdisciplinary study of the historical, social, cultural, political, and economic forces that have shaped and continue to shape the development of Americans of Latinx origin and ancestry over the last 500 years. People of Latinx origin include a diverse population; these are communities who trace their ancestry to Mexico, Central America, South America and the Caribbean. This program’s focus is on people of Latin American descent within the hemisphere, in particular within the United States. Courses in Latinx studies consider the intersections of race, ethnicity, class, gender and sexuality and how they affect the lives of Latinx people. The emphasis in these courses is on the experience of Latinx as residents and citizens of the United States and not on their countries of origin or descent.

The curriculum in Latinx studies provides a critical civic engagement, understanding and appreciation of the language, culture, literature, and creative (art, dance, drama, film, music) accomplishments of Latinx communities. Latinx studies contributes to many fields and are appropriate for anyone planning to work with diverse communities and cultures. Latinx studies draws from and is informed by the humanities and social sciences and prepares students for jobs in a range of fields and for transfer to four-year baccalaureate programs.   

The program prepares students for transfer to a 4-year institution, and is suited for students who wish to pursue careers in the field of:

  • Grassroots/Union organizing
  • Law/Advocacy
  • Immigrant rights
  • Community Arts
  • City and Urban planning
  • Environmental Justice
  • Counseling
  • Legal Advocacy
  • Youth work
  • Policy Analysis
  • International Relations

As demonstrated by the curricular map below,  this area of study will give students the opportunity to apply and integrate the HCC General Education Competencies: Critical Thinking, Information Literacy, Effective Communication, Knowledge of Diversity, and Quantitative Reasoning

GENERAL ELECTIVES: 4 CREDITS


sufficient to complete 60 credit graduation requirement

  • General Elective Credit(s): 4

TOTAL: 60-61 CREDITS


NOTES

Transfer opportunities exist with integrated programs at numerous colleges and universities including the following regional institutions:

  1. Westfield State University - Ethnic Studies Program (Major & Minor)

  2. University of Massachusetts Amherst - Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies Certificate or Minor Program. (Certificate)

  3. Western New England University - American Studies (Major)

  4. Salem State University - Latin American and Latino Studies (Minor)

  5. University of Massachusetts Boston -  Latino Studies Program (Major & Minor)

  6. Amherst College - Latinx & Latin American Studies Program (Major & Minor)

  7. Smith College - Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program (Major & Minor)

  8. Mount Holyoke College - Spanish, Latin American and Latino Studies Program (Major in Latin American Studies & Minor in Latino Studies)

  9. Williams College - Latino/a Studies Program (Concentration)

  10. Rutgers University - Department of Latino and Caribbean Studies (Major & Minor)

  11. University at Albany, SUNY - The Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and US  Latino Studies (LACS) (Major & Minor)

  12. El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean, and Latin American Studies, UCONN (Major in Latin American Studies and Minor in Latino Studies)

  13. The City College of New York - Latin American and Latino Studies (Major & Minor)

No offered agreements are in place, these are only possible schools and programs.

Depending on course selection, 50% of this program can be completed online.  Go to Online Learning  for more information.

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