Academic Resources

Chicano-Riqueño Studies

The Chicano-Riqueño Studies is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the importance of cultural roots, heritage and contemporary social framework of the Chicano, the Puerto-Rican and other Spanish-speaking people of the United States.

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Latino Studies Program

Latino Studies introduces students to a wide range of current research and scholarly opinion on the history, culture and social status of Latinos in the United States. Students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Latinos from an interdisciplinary perspective. In addition to course offerings, this department enhances the IU campus and Bloomington community through lectures, conferences, seminars, exhibits, and research.

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies

The Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies Center (CLACS) offers several programs of study for undergraduate and graduate students on topics related to Latin America and the Caribbean. CLACS also coordinates and promotes courses in lesser-taught languages of the region. Additionally, it sponsors a wide range of lectures, conferences and cultural events that highlights the region’s cultures and societies.

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 Latin American Music Center

The Latin American Music Center fosters research and performances of Latin American art music. Founded in 1961 by composer and musicologist Juan Orrego-Salas, the Center continues to expand its vast library, promotes exchanges between musicians and scholars from the United States and Latin America, and commissions, performs, and records exemplary music from the region.

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Library Collections:

This guide provides access to collections pertaining to the Hispanic experience in the U.S., Latin America and Spain

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Minority Languages and Cultures of Latin America Program

The Languages and Cultures Program (ML&CP) brings together scholars who share the goal of revitalizing subordinate languages in Latin America, while documenting the cultures of the communities that speak them and monitoring the play of language and culture in the ethnic and regional politics of this region.

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Spanish and Portuguese Department

The Spanish and Portuguese Department offers courses at all levels, elementary through graduate, in the language and literature of Spain, Latin America, Portugal, Brazil, and Lusophone Africa, and Catalonia. The department, which provides a minor and a B.A. in either Spanish or Portuguese, also works with the School of Education to prepare students who wish to qualify for teacher certification.

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