Central American Studies

  • Welcome to Central American Studies
  • CAS student event on 09/19/19
  • 2019 CAS Grads
  • Panorama City High School students in a group visiting CSUN

Department of Central American Studies

Dear Students,

The faculty in the Department of Central American Studies care for you and for your well being.

If there is anything we can do to support you, please know that you can reach out to us via email or we can schedule virtual meetings with you to help you in the online transition or to help you find resources or contacts to find the resources that you need.  We are here for you.

Please remember to project yourselves and stay safe as you are the future of our community.  The Central American people are a community of immigrants who have endured numerous challenges and we will overcome these difficult times too.  Stay positive.

Also, please know that we are working on a series of events and community virtual gatherings so that we can continue sharing and learning together through these times of social distancing.

Wishing you good health and all the best.

CAS 311 The Central American Diaspora Summer 2020

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The Department of Central American Studies has a tri-fold mission: to empower the large and growing Central American community in the United States by promoting academic excellence, community involvement, and cultural diversity; to open spaces of global citizenship and dialogue between academia and society that contribute to the construction of a Central American transnational identity; and to promote an understanding and appreciation of the diverse Central American cultures, ethnicities, experiences, and worldviews from an interdisciplinary global perspective.