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Latina/o Studies

Latina/o studies minors explore the multiple cultures and traditions of the Latina/o world in the United States, and their significance in American life. You’ll improve how you interact with diverse populations, develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills and become more adaptable for a variety of industries.

You may select from course offerings in the humanities and the social sciences focusing on the cultural, political, historical, religious and social dimensions of U.S. Latina/o communities. Courses include topics such as Mexican-American history, culture and folklore, Hispanic-American literatures, U.S.-Latin American relations and the comparative study of Hispanic-American ethnic groups.

The minor requires 18 hours, including:

  • Three hours in Introduction to Latina/o Studies
  • 15 hours chosen from at least three different departments

Other courses may be applied to the minor, including a substitution for the intro course, with the approval of the minor coordinator or the associate dean of AddRan College of Liberal Arts.

See the course catalog for a complete list of course offerings and descriptions

Course Catalog

Course Number Course Title TCU Core Curriculum Credit Hours
LTNO 20003 Introduction to Latina/o Studies HUM 3
ANTH 30333 Mexican American Culture LT, CA, WEM 3
ANTH 30433 Mexican-American Folklore: Traditions of La Raza 3
ANTH 30703 Archaeology of Mexico and Peru SS 3
ENGL 30703 Contemporary Latino Literature 3
ENGL 30713 Mexican American Culture LT, CA 3
HIST 30923 The United States and Latin America WEM, CA 3
RELI 30463 Being Latina/o and Religious in the U.S. CA 3
RELI 30843 Latina Feminist Religious Thought HUM, CA 3
SOCI 30343 American Minority Groups CA 3
SPAN 31803 Service-Learning in the Latino Community 3
SPAN 42003 Hispanic Literature in USA 3

David Colón Associate Professor 817.257.5667 david.colon@tcu.edu English
Emily Farris Assistant Professor 817.257.5004 e.farris@tcu.edu Political Science
Jeannine Gailey Associate Professor 817.257.5942 j.gailey@tcu.edu Sociology & Anthropology
Melita Garza Assistant Professor 817.257.7453 melita.garza@tcu.edu
Max Krochmal Associate Professor of History and Chair of Comparative Race and Ethnic Studies 817.257.7315 m.krochmal@tcu.edu History
Miguel C. Leatham Instructor II and Program Director, Anthropology 817.555.5398 m.leatham@tcu.edu Sociology & Anthropology
Celeste R. Menchaca Assistant Professor 817.257.4396 c.menchaca@tcu.edu History
Santiago Piñón Assistant Professor, Director Latina/o Studies 817.257.6596 s.pinon@tcu.edu Religion
David Sandell Associate Professor 817.257.4677 d.sandell@tcu.edu Sociology & Anthropology
Morrison Gideon Wong Emeritus Professor 817.257.7472 m.wong@tcu.edu Sociology & Anthropology