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Global Latinx Studies

Trinity offers a major in global Latinx studies, an interdisciplinary analysis of the Latinx experience from past to present. Located in the department of Modern Languages and Literatures, the program includes modern languages and spans the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences.

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Why study Global Latinx Studies at Trinity

The major encompasses, but is not confined to, the communities of the Americas, the Iberian Peninsula, and the Caribbean. It especially focuses on the Latinx diasporas throughout the world, including communities with a shared colonial past with Spain and Portugal. In addition, the program fosters close ties between the University and the Latinx community in San Antonio through internships, service-learning, and other opportunities. Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in study-abroad programs.

Seniors in the program will also develop portfolios that tie together the interdisciplinary links between at least three different courses. This project represents the culmination of personal and professional growth in the understanding of Latinx communities in the Americas and beyond.


Program Requirements and Courses

Students develop their knowledge of and commitment to Latinx Studies through coursework in leadership development, intercultural capacities, and linguistic fluency, as well as disciplinary courses in history, economics, cultural studies, and religion.

The requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts with a major in global Latinx studies are as follows: 34 credit hours, at least 18 of which must be upper division.

Course topics include:

  • History and Society
  • Diversity and Social Justice
  • Arts and Culture

View all program requirements and courses


What can I do with this major?

A global Latinx studies major can lead students into many professions and/or fields of study in graduate school, including:

  • Activist
  • Architect
  • Community Organizing
  • Doctors Without Borders
  • Graduate School/ PHD Programs
  • Health Educators
  • Journalism
  • Lawyer/Law School
  • Librarian/ Historian
  • Local and National Politics
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Non-Profit Organization
  • Public and Business Administration
  • Public Policy
  • Social Work
  • Teacher/ Professor
 

Student Opportunities

The program fosters close ties between the University and the Latinx community in San Antonio through internships, service-learning, and other experiential opportunities. Majors are strongly encouraged to participate in study abroad programs.

Major Description: 

Global Latinx Studies, an interdisciplinary analysis of the Latinx experience from past to present. Spanning the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences, the major focuses on the Latinx diasporas throughout the world, including communities with a shared colonial past with Spain and Portugal.