Illinois Wesleyan offers a formal minor in Hispanic Studies as a complement to the
bachelor's degree in Business Administration Finance, Marketing, Accounting, or International
Business. The six-course minor includes work in the Department of World Languages,
Literatures, and Cultures, including specific business courses taught in Spanish.
Spanish language study will help prepare IWU business majors to meet the challenge
of an increasingly diverse and global business environment.
The Hispanic/Latino population is the second largest and fastest growing minority
in the United States
By 2030, one of five Americans will be Hispanic/Latino
Mexican-Americans comprise over 60% of that population
Illinois is one of 10 states with a large Hispanic/Latino population, comprising 22%
of the population in Chicago
Hispanic Studies Minor Course Requirements
Six Hispanic Studies courses beyond the basic language sequence including:
BARC 322 - Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Environment or one SPAN 340 course
or another another elective
Spanish 397 (Internship) or one SPAN 340 course or another elective
All Hispanic Studies minors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the IWU Spain Program in spring of their sophomore year.
BARC courses are part of the IWU Spain Program.
Hispanic Studies minors are encouraged to pursue internship opportunities available
to them. Here are some recent IWU student internships in Hispanic Studies. Many of these internships allow students to experience Spanish-speaking environments
in the real world.