During their first semester of study, all LAS graduate students are required to take a 3- credit seminar (LAS 500) designed to introduce them to Latin American studies and research."A research methods course and a LAS interdisciplinary research seminar (such as LAS 596a) are also required at some point during subsequent semesters.
Students select a primary field of concentration and complete 12 graduate units in this field including at least one research seminar."The fields of study available for areas of primary concentration include the thematic areas of Borders of the Americas, Environment and Development, History and Culture, and Power and Inequality, as well as regional studies focusing on Mexico, Central America or Brazil. Disciplinary areas available for primary areas of concentration are Anthropology, Geography and Regional Development, History, and Latin American Literature (Spanish and Portuguese).
Students also choose a secondary area of concentration, requiring nine graduate units."The secondary area can have a thematic or regional focus or can be selected from one of the disciplinary areas listed above in addition to Art History, Journalism, Language, Reading and Culture, Political Science, and Women's Studies.
Latin American Studies hosts an outstanding interdisciplinary faculty with particular regional strengths in Mexico, Central America and Brazil, and in thematic areas focusing on Borders of the Americas and Immigration, Environment and Development, History and Culture, and Power and Inequality. The program is administered by the Center for Latin American Studies, which coordinates a broad range of instructional, research and outreach activities relating to Latin America.
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