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Latin American Studies


The diverse historical legacy, the cultural richness, and the socioeconomic importance of Latin America make it one of the most fascinating areas of the world to study and explore.

Latin American Studies (LAS) at Southwestern University is an interdisciplinary program designed to increase the student’s understanding of the region known as Latin America. The interdisciplinary scope of the program ranges from the study of history and politics to literature and art from the pre-colonial to the post-colonial eras. The Latin American Studies program is the intellectual home for a diverse community of scholars, students and visitors, who support a wide spectrum of interests across the curriculum and across campus.

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