Latinx, Latin American Studies, and ELL Education (El Camino)

Deepen your knowledge of Latinx and Latin American communities and gain skills for careers in education through coursework, community-based learning, and study abroad.

Spring at the Organic Farm

“Caminante, no hay camino,
se hace camino al andar....”
— Antonio Machado 

El Camino encourages you to explore connections among three distinct and interrelated fields of study: 

  • Latinx Studies focuses on the historical, sociopolitical, economic conditions and experiences of Latinx communities in the U.S.
  • Latin American Studies focuses on the culture and history of countries and communities geographically situated south of the Mexico-U.S. border.
  • ELL Education focuses on the education and theories, research and methods relevant to teaching English-language learners in the U.S. or abroad. 

You will study the connections between all three fields, and engage with relevant issues through multiple disciplinary lenses. Examine many aspects of immigration by engaging in economics, education, history, literature, language, and social policy. Programs will prepare you for careers in education, community-based organizations, and graduate study. El Camino offers opportunities to study Spanish, from beginning to advanced, and to develop skills for teaching English language learners. Experiential learning is available through study abroad, volunteer and tutoring opportunities, internships, and work with community organizations. This path of study prepares you to work with diverse Latinx and Latin American communities via: 

  • Community-based learning
  • Critical education and pedagogy 
  • Cultural studies
  • Economics
  • History
  • Intersectional feminist and race/class/gender studies
  • Literature
  • Media studies
  • Political economy
  • Qualitative research
  • Spanish Language
  • Writing in English and Spanish
Spring at the Organic Farm

Programs that begin in Fall 2020

16-credit programs

Gateways for Incarcerated Youth (with LatinX Studies focus) (FWS)
International Economics and the Political Economy of Borders (F)
Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods (FW) (Foundation and Advanced)
Writing and Community: Staying Connected through Stories and Action (F) (Foundation)

Programs that begin in Winter 2021

16-credit programs

The Spanish-Speaking World: Cultural Crossings (WS) (Foundation to Advanced)

Programs that begin in Spring 2021

16-credit programs

Macroeconomics, Money and Crisis (S)

8-credit programs

Disrupting the School-to-Prison Pipeline: Explorations in Education and Writing (S)

Programs Planned 2021-25

Foundational

  • The Spanish-Speaking World: Cultural Crossings
  • Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods (Part 1)
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Borders
  • Diversity & Dissent in Education and the Media
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Public Health
  • Carrying Home: Latinx Worlds, Media & Education
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Borders

Advanced

  • The Spanish-Speaking World: Cultural Crossings
  • Teaching English Language Learners: Culture, Theory, and Methods (Part 1)
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Borders
  • Diversity & Dissent in Education and the Media
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Public Health
  • Carrying Home: Latinx Worlds, Media & Education
  • Latinx Studies: Political Economy of Borders

Learn more about this path.