The department will administer the proficiency examinations. The intent is to test the student’s ability to read and understand research material about Puerto Rico written in Spanish. The examination will consist of translations of selected passages in Spanish. Students can build proficiency through completion of the appropriate reading courses in Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Students are also encouraged to use appropriate materials and media in the Interactive Media Center in the University Library to build their reading skills.To schedule an examination, students should contact the undergraduate program director, Department of Latin American, Caribbean, and U.SLatino Studies.