Terry Hoops, Director
The mission of the Latin American and Iberian Studies program is to provide students a liberally informed, comprehensive and interdisciplinary approach to examining the cultural region made up of the societies of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the Iberian Peninsula.
A major in Latin American and Iberian studies shall consist of nine course credit units of Latin American or Iberian content, with work completed in at least three disciplines (e.g., Spanish, history, anthropology, political science, or economics) including a minimum of three and a maximum of five courses in one discipline. One of the nine course credit units will be a directed study (Latin American and Iberian Studies 460), which must involve the approaches of several disciplines to an appropriate topic as an advanced, summative project. The major will demonstrate proficiency at the 236 level in Spanish or Portuguese.
A minor in Latin American and Iberian studies consists of a minimum of five approved course credit units with significant Latin American or Iberian content, with work completed in at least two disciplines, and two courses numbered 300 or above. Language competency in Spanish or Portuguese through the 202 level, or its equivalent, also is required.