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Latin American and Latino/a StudiesMultidisciplinary Program

latinamericanstudies.vassar.edu

The program provides a multidisciplinary approach to the study of Latin America and the Latino/a populations of the Americas, allowing students to explore the multiplicity of cultures and societies of Latin and Latino/a America in ways that acknowledge the permeability, or absence, of borders. The program emphasizes knowledge of global politics, economies, cultures, and nations as theorized, imagined, and practiced through Latin/Latino/a America. Students often study abroad (or away) during one or both semesters of their junior year; while on campus they often do field work in organizations rooted in the local Latino/a community. Students may elect a senior thesis or project, co-directed by faculty from two different departments; they may also do additional coursework in lieu of a senior thesis or project.