The program of Latin American and Latino Studies (LALS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is accepting student applications for the Master of Arts (M.A.) in Latin American and Latino Studies. Applicants are encouraged to apply before January 15, 2015 for full funding consideration. The admissions committee will continue reviewing applications until the final deadline of May 15, 2015.
The degree offers an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of Latin American societies and Latinos in the United States. It encourages an approach that ranges across the social sciences, humanities, literature and the arts, cultural studies and history. The M.A. will train students to reflect on and engage with social issues of contemporary importance in the study of Latin American and Latino populations such as globalization, colonialism, post colonialism, transnational immigration, development, and equality as well as questions related to identity and membership, including race, culture, nationality, and gender. In addition, the program will train students to become competent in research and policy writing relevant to Latin American and Latino populations and will offer a unique community-based research experience*. Thus the main goal of the M.A. is that the students learn a series of specialized skills that place them on a solid career path, both in academic and non-academic settings.
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