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Latin American Area Studies

  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Latin American Area Studies
  • Latin American Area Studies

Latin American Area Studies (LAAS) is an interdisciplinary program at Morris. Latin American countries have been our allies, our enemies, our trading partners, and our friends. Our history is entangled with the history of the region south of the U.S. border. We influence their culture and they influence ours. In LAAS, we study Latin American history and culture using a wide variety of perspectives and methods.

When you study in the LAAS Discipline you will acquire:

One of the most important opportunities the LAAS major provides is the chance to travel to Latin America and engage in meaningful and fulfilling study and work. For our students, the experience is often one of the most memorable of their time at Morris. In recent years, Morris LAAS students have:

Classes in the Discipline are typically small, with a dedicated faculty that have extraordinary experience and accomplishments in their field. The atmosphere is supportive, and students are encouraged to craft their own curriculum (in consultation with faculty) to accord with their specific interests.