Undergraduate students majoring in LAS are expected to demonstrate language competence in Spanish, Portuguese, or an indigenous Latin American language. This requirement may be satisfied by completing Spanish 203, or any course with a higher number taught in Spanish, or Portuguese 202, or any course with a higher number taught in Portuguese. The requirement to acquire intermediate knowledge of another Latin American language may be satisfied by successfully completing Spanish 104, Portuguese 200, Anthropology 269 (indigenous language), or Anthropology 276 (indigenous language).
In addition, students must demonstrate their level of language proficiency at the beginning of the second semester of their senior year by way of an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI). This is part of an evaluation of the Center (and not of the individual student) and the results will not affect fulfillment of the requirement as stated above. This requirement may be accomplished by
- showing the OPI results of the Portuguese or indigenous language class(es) they took at Vanderbilt, if they did, or by
- taking a one-to-one telephonic conversation conducted entirely in Spanish or Portuguese language. (Tests are arranged by Helena Simonett (email@example.com)