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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 be taken at Stanford. All 45 units must have a letter grade of 'B' or above.

The requirements for the M.A. are:

  1. A 200-level or above course in literary or cultural theory
  2. Two 200-level or above courses in Latin American (including Brazilian) or Latino/Chicano literature and culture
  3. Two 200-level or above courses in Iberian literature and culture
  4. One 300-level course in Iberian literature and culture and one in Latin American (including Brazilian) or Latino / Chicano literature and culture
  5. At least one 300-level graduate seminar offered in the department each quarter.
  6. Knowledge of Portuguese or Catalan equivalent to one year of university study 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 Chair 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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