Welcome to ISU's Latin American and Latina/o Studies Program web page! !Bienvenidos! I would like to invite you to explore our site, learn more about our course offerings, study abroad programs, community efforts, and upcoming activities for this academic year. This is an important time to consider adding Latin American and Latino Studies as part of your academic preparation at ISU. Our program offers courses that will help you examine the history and politics of Latin America and Caribbean nations, the social and economic issues facing U.S. Latina/o communities, and the literary contributions of Latino cultures across the Americas.
We are an interdisciplinary program that draws faculty from every college in the university. Our faculty—award winning, dedicated teachers and scholars-are engaged in cutting edge work in their respective fields. They will offer you state of the art knowledge and experiences that you cannot find anywhere.
Our overall mission is to complement your major area of study by helping you understand the multiplicity of issues we face as our nation becomes more diverse. Also, we recognize that across the hemisphere we are being called upon to stay connected, active, and flexible to meet the challenges of our current global age. Our program aims to offer you an educational opportunity to prepare you to meet the challenges of our time.
I would like to encourage you to enroll in one of our many course offerings, become a LALS minor, or join some of our programs and activities. Also, don't forget to visit us on our Facebook page!
Maura I. Toro-Morn, Ph.D.
Director of Latin American and Latino Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Maura Toro-Morn
Director, Latin American and Latino/a Studies