Latino Studies

About the Latino Studies Program

The Latino Studies Program (LATS) introduces students to a wide range of current research and scholarly opinion on the history, culture, and social status of Latinos in the United States. It addresses issues embracing the members of the U.S. population whose roots are traced to original Spanish-speaking citizens of this country and immigrants from countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The program provides the opportunity for its students to develop a deep understanding of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective that includes political science, sociology, history, music, literature, technology, ethnology, and anthropology.

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