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The mission of the Southwest Studies program is to provide the finest liberal arts education, using a critical regional studies approach, centered on the Greater Southwest and the U.S.-Mexico borderlands.
Spanning Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, Nevada and parts of Colorado, Utah, California, Oklahoma and northern Mexico, the diversity of the Southwest’s landscapes and cultures are rivaled by few other regions on Earth. Our program’s interdisciplinary approach to peoples, places, and landscapes provides a model for study applicable to any region. Using the insights of traditional disciplines in combination with critical approaches to learning, we provide a holistic view of the Southwest that educates students to observe places, learn from and with the region’s peoples, and to imagine potential outcomes.