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The Latin American Studies Center at the University of Maryland offers an undergraduate certificate and promotes the interdisciplinary study of Latin America and the Caribbean though curriculum, academic talks, workshops, internships, study abroad opportunities, and a variety of cultural events.  Other departments that are integral to LASC include (but are not limited to) Spanish/Portuguese, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Government and Politics, Geography, Performance Studies, and the U.S. Latino Studies Program within American Studies. For more information on the Center and a list of its affiliate faculty, staff, graduate students, and undergraduate studies, see
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