The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC) offers undergraduate degrees in Iberian and Latin American Cultures and Spanish. In addition, many students earn minors in Spanish or Portuguese. The department’s majors and minors expose students to a variety of perspectives in languages, literatures, and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and Latinx communities in the United States. The department balances an emphasis on literary studies with a diverse set of approaches to cultural and social issues. Courses in the department provide students with a contextualized knowledge of the literatures and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula from the medieval period to the present; the Spanish and Portuguese speaking countries of Latin America; and the Spanish-speaking communities of the United States.
There are several options to study abroad as part of one undergraduate studies in ILAC. The Bing Overseas Studies Program (BOSP) maintains campuses in Santiago de Chile and Madrid, Spain, where students can spend one quarter or more. Other programs are also recognized, and students are welcome to discuss their plans with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.