THE LATIN AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDIES PROGRAM
Ours is a unique multi-disciplinary program that compares and combines the study of Latin America and Latino communities in the United States.



Master of Arts in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago


The program of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting student applications for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Latin American and Latino Studies. The degree offers an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of Latin American societies and historical minorities and immigrants of Latin American descent living in the United States. It encourages an approach that ranges across the social sciences, humanities, literature and the arts, cultural studies, and history. The M.A. will train students to reflect on and engage with social issues of contemporary importance in the study of Latin American and Latino populations such as globalization, colonialism, postcolonialism, transnationalism, immigration, development, and equality as well as questions related to identity and membership, including race, culture, nationality, and gender. The program will offer a unique set of research courses to prepare students, including a semester placement with a community based organization in which students will be conducting research. Thus, the main goal of the M.A. is that students learn a series of specialized skills that place them on a solid career path, both in academic and non-academic settings.


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Latin American and Latino Studies Program (MC 219)
1525 University Hall
601 S. Morgan Street
Chicago, IL 60607-7115
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