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The Center for Latin American Studies at San Diego State University has been providing educational opportunities since 1942, and is renowned for program offerings in the indigenous languages of Mexico. We offer a multidisciplinary undergraduate major and minor in Latin American Studies and a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies at the graduate level. We are also proud to offer three concurrent graduate degree programs in professional studies: Master of Arts in Latin American Studies plus a Master of Public Administration (MPA), Master of Public Health (MPH), or Master of Business Administration (MBA).
Through active participation in Latin American communities, partnerships with different educational institutions, and multiple transnational collaborations, the Center for Latin American Studies (CLAS) seeks to provide students a unique opportunity to explore Latin America. CLAS supports research, community outreach, conferences, internships, study abroad, and other activities dedicated to teaching students, working professionals, and community members about Latin American economies, aesthetics, ecology, society, culture, and languages.
News and Events
- Fall 2014 Registration has begun!
Check out CLAS's course offerings for Fall.
Need to satisfy your graduate or undergraduate language requirement?
Learn Mixtec or Zapotec, indigenous languages spoken in southwestern Mexico. Our classes are taught by native speakers from Oaxaca who are committed to the survival and preservation of indigenous language and culture.
SDSU’s Center for Latin American Studies is proud to offer students across campus the unique opportunity to learn about the languages and cultures of Mexico and Oaxacan migrants here in San Diego!
- LATAM 110: Mixtec Language and Culture, MW 12:00—1:50pm
- LATAM 120: Zapotec Language and Culture, MW 12:00—1:50pm
*Check with your academic adviser to see how you can fulfill your undergraduate or graduate language requirement with Mixtec or Zapotec!
For more information, contact Alana Rodriguez at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- California Consortium on Latin America site is up!
SDSU's CLAS and UC Davis's Hemispheric Institute on the Americas are proud to announce the launch of their California Consortium on Latin America website, which will serve as a resource for our partners all throughout the state!
Check out the site here!
- The Brazil Program (TBP) for Faculty
The Brazil Program announces funding opportunities for Faculty who work in or on Brazil. Information on the proposals and review periods can be found under Funding Opportunities.
- New Hot Spot: Protesting Democracy in Brazil
Cultural Anthropology announces the publication of a new Hot Spot, edited by Alexander S. Dent and Rosana Pinheiro-Machado: "Protesting Democracy in Brazil."
Learn more about the publication
- Mexican Art & Civilization Collection at SDSU Library
The SDSU Love Library's Department of Special Collections is now host to a wonderful new collection pertaining primarily to Mexican Art & Civilization received last year and now finally cataloged: The Christopher D. Sickels Rare Books and Manuscripts Collection.
Learn more about the collection
- CLAS e-Bulletin
Listing of Latin America related events, programs, conferences, fellowships, and scholarships.
View the e-Bulletin