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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.
Message from the Director
Welcome to a new academic year that promises to be full of new and exciting opportunities that will advance our knowledge on, and presence in, Latin America. This last year we saw many of our projects come to fruition and many others move forward in preparation for the upcoming year. With over two dozen community events that included film screenings, guest lectures, visiting scholars, happy hours, and outreach programming, coupled with our prolific LAS faculty and students, it would take a lot more time and space than I have here to effectively review all of our successes. Briefly, I want to highlight some of the great work of our faculty and students and give you insight into what we have planned for 2016!
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News and Events
- Congratulations to MA in Latin American Studies student and CLAS Internship Coordinator Grecia Pérez on her acceptance into the Sally Casanova Scholars Program.
This prestigious Pre-Doctoral scholarship is awarded in tribute to Dr. Sally Casanova, who founded the Pre-Doctoral Scholar Program in 1989 both to ensure that traditionally underrepresented students have more access to doctoral-level degrees and to broaden the pool of talented faculty inclined to teach at the CSU. We are so proud of Grecia. ¡Felicidades!
- CLAS offering Cross-Border Classes for Fall 2015: Take a class at our partner institution in Tijuana during the regular semester. FALL SCHEDULE NOW AVAILABLE!
El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (COLEF) is located in Tijuana, approximately 45 minutes from SDSU and about 20 minutes from the San Ysidro border crossing. COLEF is a prestigious Mexican research institute, with graduate programs in Economics, Urban Development, and a handful of other social sciences.
SDSU graduate students of ANY department can take classes at COLEF under the exchange program administered by the Center for Latin American Studies. No extra tuition fees are required, but interested students should consult their graduate adviser for additional information about courses counting for their graduate programs. Spanish fluency is required.
- No extra tuition cost!
- Take a 3 unit equivalent course for the Fall semester.
- Up to two courses may be taken at COLEF per semester.
- COLEF Provides transportation from border to campus and back on class day.
- The FALL 2015 COLEF Schedule is now available. For more information on how to apply, please contact Alana Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.