LALS Mission

The Mission of the Latin American Studies Program at William Paterson University is to bridge the gap between the lived experiences of the Latin American and Latino populations in the Americas and the production of knowledge about them.  The program provides a greater understanding of diversity in keeping with the university’s mission of providing a climate of diversity and equity in educational excellence.  In doing this, LAS will help students develop an multidisciplinary understanding and knowledge base of the history, culture, and people of Latin America and of Latinas/Latinos in the United States.