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Major & Minor Requirements

Through its diverse program offerings on campus and a variety of opportunities abroad, the Department of Latin American, Latino, and Iberian Studies (LALIS) offers students a curriculum that embraces the cultural and linguistic diversity and complexity of the Iberian Peninsula and Latin America. The Spanish language and Hispanic literatures comprise the core of the department’s program; yet the LALIS curriculum also brings students into contact with Portuguese, Basque, Catalan, and Galician languages, literatures, and cultures. The program is broad in scope and conceptualization but at the same time offers students a vast number of opportunities to explore specific areas of the world and specific areas of knowledge.

Latin American and Iberian Studies
Major

The Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Major

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the major must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

9.5 units, including

  • One chosen from LAIS-301-LAIS-308  Spanish in Context

  • LAIS-309 Spanish Writing Workshop

  • One unit of an FSLT taught in LAIS, chosen from

    • LAIS-321 Literary Spain

    • LAIS-331 Introduction to Spanish American Literature

    • LAIS-332 Introduction to Spanish American Literature

  • Three units above 310 (excluding LAIS-388 and LAIS-389)

  • Three units 400-level seminars

  • .5 units: Student Research Symposium

Additional requirements for majors

  1. For students studying abroad for a semester or year, at least one 400-level LAIS seminar must be taken upon return to the University of Richmond. Visit lais.richmond.edu/program/study-abroad.html for all study abroad requirements and policies.

  2. A maximum of three non-University of Richmond courses can be transferred toward the LAIS major

  3. All LAIS majors need to have completed previously at least two 300-level LAIS courses in order to receive LAIS credit from a study abroad program. Visit lais.richmond.edu/program/study-abroad.html for all study abroad requirements and policies.

  4. A maximum of three courses with a C-LAC component may be counted toward the major. Only one of these courses may be taken outside the Department of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies.

Minor

The Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies Minor

Note: The grade point average of the coursework comprising the minor must be no less than 2.00 with no course grade below C- (1.70).

Six units, including

  • One unit chosen from LAIS-301-LAIS-308: Spanish in Context

  • LAIS-309 Spanish Writing Workshop

  • One unit of an FSLT taught in LAIS, chosen from

    • LAIS-321 Literary Spain

    • LAIS-331 Introduction to Spanish American Literature

    • LAIS-332 Introduction to Spanish American Literature

  • Three units above 310 (excluding LAIS-388 and LAIS-389)

Additional requirement for minors

  1. All LAIS minors need to have previously completed at least two LAIS courses at the 300 level at the University of Richmond in order to transfer credit from a study abroad program.  Visit lais.richmond.edu/program/study-abroad.html for all study abroad requirements and policies.

  2. For students studying abroad for one semester or one year, at least one course must be taken upon return to the University of Richmond. Visit lais.richmond.edu/program/study-abroad.html for all study abroad requirements and policies.

GradTracker

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