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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
- Immigrant rights
- Community Arts
- City and Urban planning
- Environmental Justice
- 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