Center for Hispanic & Latinx Studies
The HLx celebrates the political, social and cultural contributions of the 55 million Hispanic and Latinx individuals currently living in the United States. This plurality of experiences and identities is reflected in our center’s name, which seeks social justice for the peoples under its umbrella and beyond. Learning and teaching Spanish in the United States is a political act. Our courses and our academic stance reflect this mission. In its commitment to social justice, the HLx will serve as a source of support and mentorship to bilingual, second language learners, international, heritage and native speakers of other languages.
Our courses have been designed for the 21st century student, with online components, in which students Skype with native Spanish speakers living abroad; or with community-based learning components, in which students interact and learn with local Latino community on campus and in Baltimore. We offer courses cross-listed with departments and programs such as History, Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Peace Studies, Sociology, Education, Environmental Studies, and World Literature, and a wide variety of Intensive Courses Abroad (ICA) in Argentina, Cuba, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Perú and Spain. We teach language and Latin American Studies courses in the Goucher Prison Education Program (GPEP). Check our incredibly diverse curriculum, with courses in a broad variety of topics!
Once you graduate, you might follow the footsteps of our distinguished alumni. Recent majors have chosen top-notch graduate schools to continue their formal education, are working at international NGOs, or have joined the Peace Corps. Spanish graduates work in rural communities focusing on environmental issues, as translators and interpreters, in Mental Health Centers and in Legislative Aides for Council members. Some work for the media, and film industries for national and international companies, others are actors, actresses and singers. Spanish graduates are also teaching all over the world from China and Thailand to Spain, Argentina, and California; or as close as Baltimore County and City.