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Undergraduate Program - Iberian and Latin AmericanCultures

 

The Department of Iberian and Latin American Cultures (ILAC) offers undergraduate degrees in Spanish and Iberian and Latin American Cultures. In addition, many students earn minors in Spanish or Portuguese. Majors in Iberian and Latin American Cultures as well as minors in Spanish and Portuguese exposes students to a variety of perspectives in languages, literatures, and cultures of the Iberian Peninsula, Latin America, and Latina/o populations in the United States. The program balances an emphasis on literary studies with a diverse set of approaches to cultural and social issues. Courses in the program 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 your undergraduate studies in ILAC. The Overseas Studies Program maintains campuses in Santiage de Chile and Madrid, Spain, where students can spend one quarter or more. Here's more information about studying in Santiago and Madrid. Furthermore, there is a Consortium for Advanced Studies in Barcelona that undergraduates can attend for a semester or a full year. Other programs are also recognized and you are welcome to discuss your plans with the Chair of Undergraduate Studies.

In addition to the minors in Spanish and Portuguese, the Division of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages offers an undergraduate minor in Modern Languages. This minor draws on literature and language courses offered in this and other literature departments.

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