Illinois Wesleyan offers a formal minor in Hispanic Studies as a complement to the bachelor's degree in Business Administration (Finance, Management or Marketing), Accounting, International Business or Risk Management and Insurance. The six-course minor includes work in language, literature, and culture through the University’s Department of Hispanic Studies, 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
Six Hispanic Studies courses beyond the basic language sequence including:
*While students can take as many 340 courses as they like, only two will count toward the minor. In other words, two SPAN 340 courses can fulfill either criteria 5 or 6, but not both.
All Hispanic Studies minors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the IWU Spain Program in spring of their sophomore year.
OSCP 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.