Posts tagged ‘#Latin American Studies’

October 17, 2011

Why Latin American studies are still important

by Adriana Villavicencio

Born of out the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s, Latino studies programs have become a dynamic segment of U.S. college curriculum in a diverse set of institutions from Berkeley to Harvard. Programs differ widely in terms of course offerings, but each provides an interdisciplinary study of the history, culture, religion, and literature of Latin America (a fluid term that often includes Caribbean studies). They fit into the larger body of ethnic studies – including African American studies and Native American studies – tackling issues of injustice and inequality as well as contemporary developments across the region.

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