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Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies

The major and minor in Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies (LALS) at Seton Hall University afford students an interdisciplinary path to study Latin American and Latino culture and history. LALS students master subjects and skills necessary for several fields including business, public service, healthcare, social work and education.

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LALS majors dive into all facets of Latin American studies and the Latino/Latina experience. You’ll choose from two tracks: humanities or social science. The humanities track incorporates history, philosophy and Spanish language courses. Social science students focus on anthropology, politics and sociology. All LALS students perfect their Spanish language skills and tackle serious contemporary issues facing both the U.S. and Latin America. Students may also take courses designed specifically for bilingual/heritage speakers, along with business Spanish and English/Spanish translation.

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Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies is an interdisciplinary department that brings together faculty with expertise in the social sciences, cultural studies, history, ethnic studies, literature, media, public policy, sociology, anthropology and politics. Our faculty members provide students with diverse global perspectives that investigate the historical, economic, social and cultural processes, as well as the contemporary realities that are shaping and transforming regions across the Americas. Faculty members are engaged in exciting research that covers the breadth of Latin American and Latino/Latina Studies.

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Matthew Escobar
Associate Professor of French and Spanish, Prestigious Fellowships Director
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Eric Pennington
Associate Professor of Spanish
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