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St. Thomas Aquinas College Launches Latina/o/x Studies Minor

Jan 19, 2023

St. Thomas Aquinas College Launches Latina/o/x Studies Minor

St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to announce a new 18-credit academic minor in Latina/o/x Studies. The minor is offered through the School of Arts & Social Sciences and will begin enrolling students in Spring 2023. 

Latina/o/x Studies is a growing and popular field across colleges and universities, enabling students to develop a solid background in the complex history, literature, music, film, and intellectual traditions of Latin American communities in the United States. According to the Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Heath Bowen, “The minor is in keeping with the College’s overall commitment to social justice and providing an equity-minded curriculum to serve all students.” 

Furthermore, recent job trends have demonstrated that multicultural awareness is essential for students hoping to expand their employment possibilities, particularly for those interested in a career centered on the advancement of Latina/o/x rights and in providing complex solutions to issues facing this community. Dean Bowen sees the minor as “an ideal complement to virtually any major at the College, including such seemingly disparate majors as Management and Criminal Justice.”

For more information about the Latina/o/x Studies minor, contact Dr. Oscar Gonzalez-Barreto at [email protected].

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St. Thomas Aquinas College is proud to announce a new 18-credit academic minor in Latina/o/x Studies. The minor is offered through the School of Arts & Social Sciences and will begin enrolling students in Spring 2023. 

Latina/o/x Studies is a growing and popular field across colleges and universities, enabling students to develop a solid background in the complex history, literature, music, film, and intellectual traditions of Latin American communities in the United States. According to the Dean of the School of Arts & Social Sciences, Heath Bowen, “The minor is in keeping with the College’s overall commitment to social justice and providing an equity-minded curriculum to serve all students.” 

Furthermore, recent job trends have demonstrated that multicultural awareness is essential for students hoping to expand their employment possibilities, particularly for those interested in a career centered on the advancement of Latina/o/x rights and in providing complex solutions to issues facing this community. Dean Bowen sees the minor as “an ideal complement to virtually any major at the College, including such seemingly disparate majors as Management and Criminal Justice.”

For more information about the Latina/o/x Studies minor, contact Dr. Oscar Gonzalez-Barreto at [email protected].

For more information, please contact Annie Lombardi at 845.398.4016 or [email protected]

St. Thomas Aquinas College is an independent liberal arts college located on 72 acres in Rockland County, NY, which provides education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. The College’s approximately 2,000 full and part-time students can choose from more than 100 different majors, minors, specializations, and dual-degree programs across four Schools: Arts & Social Sciences, Business, Education, and STEM. The College is recognized by U.S. News & World Report in the Top-Tier for Regional Universities, by Colleges of Distinction in both its New York and Catholic editions, by Affordable Colleges Online as a Top College in New York for Return on Investment, and is included as a Military Friendly School®. St. Thomas Aquinas College is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools; its School of Education is a candidate for accreditation by the Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP), and its School of Business is accredited by the International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE). For more information, visit www.stac.edu.