Long Island Latino Studies Minor

Long Island Latino Studies Minor

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The minor in Latino studies promotes a critical understanding of Latinos and Latinas as an integral socio-cultural component of the United States and Latin American societies. The program explores such topics as race, class, gender, ethnicity, transnational connections and the Latino/a intercultural processes in the U.S. This minor combines well with social sciences and humanities majors. Since it employs interdisciplinary research methods, it also enhances a variety of other majors and fields of study.

No matter where your career takes you, a minor in Latino studies at St. Joseph's University will help you prepare for your future.

Julia BorisJulia Boris ’22
Spanish Major with a Concentration in Adolescence Education, Minor in Latino Studies

"As a Spanish major with a concentration in secondary education, I have chosen to minor in Latino studies because I feel it will help further develop my language skills, as well as provide me with an understanding of the culture and literature of the Spanish-speaking world. Some of my favorite foreign language classes were those where the teacher or professor brought their worldly knowledge and experiences with different cultures in the classroom. By combining my love for travel and knowledge of the Latin American culture, I can do the same."

The Long Island Latino Studies Minor Experience

Expand Your Area of Study: A minor in Latino studies complements such majors as sociology, political science, business, history, hospitality and tourism management, journalism and new media studies, studio art, English and criminal justice.


Delve into Latin Culture: Learn about Latin political and labor participation, creative expression and literature, and issues of immigration, education, language and health.


Interdisciplinary Studies: Work with faculty members from history, sociology, anthropology, literature, language, government, performance studies, religion and music to gain a broader understanding of Latin culture in the United States.