College of Liberal Arts

Teresa Lozano Long Center of Latin American Studies

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The Teresa Lozano Long Center of Latin American Studies is an interdisciplinary organization founded in 1940, within the College of Liberal Arts, which integrates more than 30 academic departments across the university. They offer programs that lead to BA, MA, and PhD degrees, and dual MA degree programs with Business, Communication, Community and Regional Planning, Law, the LBJ School of Public Affairs, and Social Work.

The department’s aim is to excel in every area required to: a) give solid academic training to the most talented youth who wish to dedicate their careers to Latin America; b) enrich human understanding and appreciation of Latin American society, history, and culture; and c) produce scholarship and intellectual exchange that contributes to the economic, social, and political advancement of Latin America in constructive association with Texas and the United States.

In addition to degrees in Latin American Studies, the department also offer joint degree programs with Business, Communications, Community and Regional Planning, Law, and the LBJ School of Public Affairs. These programs provide students the opportunity to balance a broadly based knowledge of Latin America with a choice of concentrations in virtually any traditional discipline. LLILAS faculty come from departments throughout the university and include some of the most highly regarded Latin Americanists anywhere.