The Department of Latin American and Iberian Studies examines the people and cultures of Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking countries throughout the world. That refers not only to Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, but also to Angola, Mozambique, the Philippines, Macao, and the Chicano and Puerto Rican populations in the U.S.
We approach these crucial parts of the world through the humanities and fine arts as well as through the social sciences and history. Students explore beyond Spanish and Portuguese language and literature to such topics as Latin American anthropology, the history of Spain and Portugal, and the political life of Latino communities.
The undergraduate program focuses on the following areas: culture and art; business and government; teaching, and further academic study of Latin America, Spain, or Portugal. Students may double major with another discipline, such as history, global studies, anthropology, or economics.