World Languages, Literatures and Cultures Major Requirements
The required Spanish courses listed below are used to compute your major grade point
average for TEP and student teaching acceptance.
These requirements reflect the most recent information from the major departments.
You are advised to consult the IWU catalog and your major advisor regarding current requirements for your graduating class.
Communicating Across Cultures in the Spanish-speaking World
Reading and Writing Culture (W,G)
Introduction to Literature (LIT, G)
At least two additional courses in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered Spanish 320-339
At least two additional courses in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered Spanish 340-369
Three additional Hispanic Studies elective courses above Spanish 201. One of these
can be a cross-listed SPAN/LC course.
Although study abroad is not required for the Hispanic Studies major and minors, it
is highly encouraged prior to the spring of junior year.
Spanish 203 is meant as a bridge class between the basic sequence and the core curriculum;
once Span 303 has been taken, students cannot enroll in Spanish 203.
Once class must be focused on pre-1900 literature or culture.
One Literature and Cultural Studies class with a focus on Spain, Latin America, and/or
Latinx in the US can count toward the major.
For advanced students, an independent research project is highly encouraged (Span
491). Please speak with Hispanic Studies faculty about this possibility.
To obtain a World Language:Spanish teaching license, students must meet the following
- Earn a minimum score of advanced low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency telephonic interview (prior to licensure, February or March senior year).
- Complete a satisfactory Foreign Language Writing Portfolio (April senior year).
Consult with Professor Ferradans regarding the Oral Proficiency interview and the
contents of the Writing Portfolio.