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Latinx Studies

The Latinx Studies (formerly Latina/o Studies) minor program explores the multiple cultures and traditions of the Latinx world in the United States, and their significance and contribution to American life and legacies of resistance. Students who minor in LTNX will find that they are able to apply their newly gained knowledge, skills, and abilities masterfully across various fields and job sectors, which is vital in an increasingly culturally and ethnically diverse society.

You may select from course offerings in the arts, humanities and the social sciences focusing on the cultural, political, historical, religious and social dimensions of U.S. Latinx communities. Our interdisciplinary suite of courses include topics such as Mexican-American history, Crimmigration, Latina Feminist Religious Thought, Contemporary Latinx Literature, Art of Mexico from 1500 to the Present, and more.

 

Minor Requirements

The minor in Latinx Studies requires 18 credit hours, including:

  • Three hours in Introduction to Latinx Studies
  • 15 hours chosen from at least three different departments

Other relevant courses may be counted towards the minor, pending approval from the Director of the Latinx Studies Program.

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