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Master of Arts in Iberian and Latin American Cultures

This terminal M.A. degree program is for students who do not intend to continue their studies through the Ph.D. degree. Students in this program may not apply concurrently for entrance to the Ph.D. program. Students must complete a minimum of 45 graduate-level units, 36 of which must have a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or above.

The requirements for the M.A. are:

  1. One course in literary or cultural theory
  2. Two 200 or above courses in Latin American (including Brazilian) or Latino/Chicano literature and culture
  3. Two 200 or above courses in Iberian Studies
  4. One 300-level course in Iberian Studies and one in Latin American (including Brazilian)
  5. Reading knowledge of Portuguese or Catalan for students concentrating in Spanish, or Spanish or Catalan for students concentrating in Portuguese.

Independent study courses (ILAC 299, 399) and crosslisted courses originating outside the department may not be used to fulfill requirements except by consent of the Director of Graduate Studies.

In addition, students may take approved courses in related fields such as classics, comparative literature, education, history of art, linguistics, modern thought, and philosophy.

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