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Latin American Studies Minor Offers:
The pleasure and advantages of interdisciplinary study. Training in valuable language skills. Congenial social and academic activities. Self-understanding and appreciation of the diversity of cultural perspectives. The Latin American Studies minor is an interdisciplinary approach that explores the history, culture, geography, economy, politics, art, literature and business climate of Latin America.  
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Students can earn a minor in Latin American Studies that will complement majors in a number of fields. The minor includes courses from several departments. We invite you to explore our program. 

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Jubilación de Jose Deustua

There is an academic excelence award for LAS students at EIU... Winner of this year's award

Deadline for the award: February 26th, 2016



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Study Abroad Award
Students who have declared a minor in Latin American Studies and who studied abroad in a Latin American country in fall 2015, spring 2016, are eligible for LAS Study Abroad Award.  Applicants will submit a 250-300 word narrative that describes the details of their study abroad program (country of study, dates of program, and credit received) and briefly reflects on how the trip has contributed to their understanding of Latin America.  Applicants who will travel in 2016 must submit concrete evidence of intention to study abroad, such as a plane ticket receipt. 
Please send applications via e-mail attachment to Pam Ferrell at by February 26th at 5 pm.


Events for 2014- 2015

Elección de nueva coordinadora del programa.

Dr. Vanesa Landrus is the new coordinator of the LAS Minor for the period of 2014-2016.


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For More Information, Contact:   Dr. vanesa Landrus, Coordinator or  Dr. Carlos C. Amaya, webmaster.


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