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Latin American Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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Latin American Studies

Contemporary Latin America is the product of a long and turbulent history of conquest, resistance, and cultural mixing.  The result is a rich and unique amalgam of African, indigenous, and European cultures. In this era of globalization, understanding the complex societies of Latin America has never been more crucial than it is today. 

Latin American Studies is a unique interdisciplinary program that provides Mason students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge of this fascinating and important region of the world. Students may pursue a major or a minor in Latin American Studies.