Latin American and Caribbean Studies
The Latin American and Caribbean Studies programs reflect an interdisciplinary approach in the training of students. However, students also have the flexibility to pursue specific disciplinary interests in the social sciences, the humanities, or professional areas. Moreover, they can easily combine their culture and language interests and skills with a commitment to issues of diversity, civil and human rights, and social justice. We are among the first programs in the country to integrate area and ethnic studies into the curriculum of the department's various undergraduate and graduate academic programs. Understanding issues of race, ethnic, gender, and class diversity are also central to the curriculum and to the research endeavors of our faculty.
Visit the Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.S. Latino Studies web site.
Students may apply directly for admissions to the Certificate Program. The Certificate will complement degree work for students in any of the Social Sciences or Humanities disciplines, Business, Criminal Justice, Education, Public Affairs and Policy, and Social Welfare, or who have research, service and/or teaching interests in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
The MA program is a two-year interdisciplinary and ethnic studies program with major strengths in the following areas: development studies, Mesoamerican anthropology, women's studies, migration studies, U.S. Latino Studies, and Puerto Rican studies. When compared to other U.S. programs of its kind, our programs provide a unique integration of area studies and ethnic studies. The LACS multidisciplinary approaches are integral to its impressive applied research and service outreach activities to institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean and in local, national, and international multi cultural communities.