Hispanic Studies Minor for Business Majors
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
Hispanic Studies Minor Course Requirements
- Spanish 280 - Reading and Writing Culture
- Spanish 303 - Advanced Grammar and Composition
- Spanish 308 - Introduction to Literature
- OCSP 250 - Business Spanish (part of the IWU Spain Program)
- OCSP 322 - Management and Ethics in a Cross-Cultural Environment (part of the IWU Spain Program)
- Spanish 397 Internship or another elective
All Hispanic Studies minors are strongly encouraged to enroll in the IWU Spain Program in spring of their sophomore year.
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.