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Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies

Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies: Self-Designed Major, Concentration 

The Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies program explores the diversity of Latin America’s peoples and cultures. Students choose from an array of courses from different departments and examine Latin American and Caribbean peoples and Latinx communities in the United States, as well as the common cultural and historical roots that connect them.

Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies is an interdisciplinary program. Students work intimately with faculty experts from the social sciences, the humanities, and the arts to analyze the changing political, social, economic and cultural realities of Latin America’s peoples.

Students develop an understanding of how processes and decisions in the United States affect Latin American countries and their populations, both within and beyond the region. The program provides opportunities for students to engage with relevant and urgent topics affecting the relations between the United States and Latin American countries, as well as institutions in the United States and its Latinx population. Among such topics are immigration, trade, security, nationalism, activism (on behalf of minorities, the environment, and human rights), and cultural identity.

The program enables students to become engaged global citizens, who are sensitive to cultural, social, economic, and political differences while competent to establish bridges among them. 

Program Highlights

The Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies program offers opportunities for students to:
  • Develop capability in languages spoken in Latin America through a variety of academic and experiential opportunities inside and outside the classroom setting
  • Examine the cultural, political, social, economic, and artistic realities of Latin American countries and peoples
  • Critically examine the influence of the United States in the countries and populations from the region
  • Engage in questions and programs focused on social justice at the local, national, and global levels
  • Experience the realities of everyday life of Latin Americans and that of Latinx populations in the United States
Connect learning in the classroom with civic engagement by taking part in Community-Based Learning.
Participate in a semester or yearlong study abroad experience in Latin America or Spain.
Engage and interact with the sizeable Hispanic and Latino population in the area through volunteer opportunities.

Latin American, Latinx, and Caribbean Studies News

Blog: Goddard ’19 Excited to Experience Everything Peru Has to Offer

Jun 27, 2017

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Holy Cross Academic Conference 2017 to Showcase Student Work

Apr 21, 2017

As the academic year nears its end, more than 350 students will present the results of their independent work in the performing and visual arts, social sciences, humanities, and natural sciences at the 2017 Academic Conference, taking place across campus …