Spanish and Iberian Studies is a program that focuses on the history, society, politics, culture, and economics of the peoples of the Iberian Peninsula and related island groups and border regions from earliest times to the present, with particular emphasis on the development of Spain and Portugal but including other historical and current cultures.
Spanish and Iberian Studies majors and degree programs generally include courses in historical and modern Spain and Portugal politics, culture, economics, and society, and linguistics. Your job prospects will be stronger if you double major in an entirely different field, such as business, international relations, political science, economics, STEM, or education. A double major will give you a vast range of skills you can apply to a variety of careers and fields, from business to PR to teaching.
Search for colleges that offer a degree in Spanish and Iberian Studies (use the College Search feature and enter " Spanish and Iberian Studies " in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.
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What can you do with a major/degree in Spanish and Iberian Studies?
A degree in this field offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers in education, teaching, and translation. In addition, there may be opportunities in broader professions like international aid, diplomacy, journalism, hospitality, and the creative arts.
Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Spanish and Iberian Studies:
Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.
- Association for Contemporary Iberian Studies
- Women in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies
- Association for Spanish and Portuguese Historical Studies
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