Saint Louis University's minor in Ibero-American studies offered on the Madrid campus provides a richly interdisciplinary approach to the history, politics and culture of Spain, Portugal and Latin America.
Courses — drawn from the fields of history, political science, anthropology, archaeology, economics, art history, philosophy and theology, as well as Spanish literature and Portuguese — enable students to explore the complex dynamics of Ibero-American societies, from the pre-historic era to the present. Moreover, by living and studying in Madrid and taking part in trips to or experiential opportunities in Latin America and different regions of the Iberian Peninsula, students not only study Ibero-American issues, they experience them.
Francisco García-Serrano, Ph.D. Director
The Ibero-American studies minor requires six courses, and courses of study may be tailored based on a student’s interests and career aspirations. Students at the Madrid campus can complete the minor in two semesters or in one semester and one to two summer sessions. Because the minor is multidisciplinary, students may simultaneously pursue it and their major area of study, all while staying on track for an on-time graduation.
Students must complete two semesters or one semester and one to two summer sessions in residence on the Madrid campus. Additional requirements include:
The language of instruction of at least one of the courses from areas I and II (History / Social Sciences and Humanities) must be Spanish.
Saint Louis University students must complete at least 12 of the 18 required credits on the Madrid campus.
Students must participate in a pre-approved experiential learning activity in or related to Ibero-America or in the excursion to Latin America offered periodically after the spring semester final exam period, or must have demonstrated living experience in Latin America.
Select a minimum of three credits from group A and three from group B: