The Program in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies coordinates a major and a minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies. It aims to provide undergraduate students with a broad understanding of the rich political, aesthetic, intellectual, and scientific traditions of Latinx, Latin American and Caribbean people.. As a result of completing the minor, students will have gained a deep understanding of Latin American politics, economy, society, and culture, as well as of the intricate relationship between the region and the United States.

Learning Goals

Students who graduate with a major or minor in Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx Studies from Johns Hopkins will be able to:

  • Demonstrate command of Spanish, Portuguese, Kreyol, or an Indigenous language in order to read documents, literature, or view media at an advanced level
  • Write effectively and support their arguments with appropriate evidence
  • Demonstrate an understanding of research methodologies drawn from both the humanities and social sciences
  • Critically evaluate the position of Latin America and the Caribbean in an increasingly globalized world
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the variety of cultures in Latin America, the Caribbean, and among Latinx communities in the United States
  • Demonstrate familiarity with the Latin American, Caribbean, and Latinx literary tradition and be able to analyze and interpret literary texts.