Requirements for Majors and Minors

Hispanic Studies New Curriculum 2021 

2021 Hispanic Studies Major and Minors New Requirements Checklist (PDF

2020 Hispanic Studies Major/Minor Requirements Checklist (PDF

 

I. Major Sequence in Hispanic Studies

Ten Hispanic Studies courses beyond the basic language sequence including:

1)   The three core curriculum courses:

      SPAN 303       Communicating Across Cultures in the Spanish-speaking World 

      SPAN 307       Reading and Writing Culture (W, G)

      SPAN 308       Introduction to Literature (Lit, G) 

2)   At least two additional courses in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered SPAN 320-339. 

3)   At least two additional courses in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered SPAN 340-369.

4)   Three additional Hispanic Studies elective courses above SPAN 201. One of these can be a cross-listed SPAN/LC course.

Additional notes for majors:

  1. Although study abroad is not required for the Hispanic Studies major and minors, it is highly encouraged.
  2. One class from requirements (2) or (3) must be focused on pre-1900 literature or culture.
  3. One LC class with a focus on Spain, Latin America, and/or Latinx in the US can count toward the major.
  4. Span 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 Span 203.
  5. For advanced students, an independent research project is highly encouraged (Span 491). Please speak with Hispanic Studies faculty about this possibility.

 

II. Minor Sequence in Hispanic Studies:

Six Hispanic Studies courses beyond SPAN 201 including:

Minor in Hispanic Studies 

1)   The three core curriculum courses:

SPAN 303
SPAN 307       
SPAN 308      

2)   One additional course in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered SPAN 320-339

3)  One additional course in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered SPAN 340-369

4)  One elective which can be a cross-listed SPAN/LC course

Minor for Nursing and the Health Care Professions: 

1)   The three core curriculum courses:

SPAN 303
SPAN 307       
SPAN 308 

2)   Span 230 Medical Spanish and Cultural Competency for Health Care 

3)   One additional course in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered SPAN 320-339

4)  One additional course in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered SPAN 340-369

Minor for Business, Accounting, Finance, Entrepreneurship, and Marketing:

1)   The three core curriculum courses:

SPAN 303
SPAN 307       
SPAN 308

2)   SPAN 250 Business Spanish and its Cultural Context or BARC 250

3)   One additional course in Cultures and Identities taken from courses numbered SPAN 320-339 

4)  One additional course in Texts and Con(texts) taken from courses numbered SPAN 340-369

Additional notes for all three minor sequences:

  1. Although study abroad is not required for the Hispanic Studies major and minors, it is highly encouraged.
  2. Span 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 Span 203.
  3. One LC class with a focus on Spain, Latin America, and/or Latinx in the US can count toward the minor.
  4. SPAN 311 Spanish Across the Curriculum with a focus on business law or marketing is recommended for the Minor in Business, Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Marketing.
  5. For advanced students, an independent research project is highly encouraged (Span 491). Please speak with Hispanic Studies faculty about this possibility.

 

III. Teacher Licensure in Spanish

The Department of Hispanic Studies and the Educational Studies program at IWU prepare students to become licensed teachers in Spanish (K-12). Students pursuing certification must have a strong academic record and demonstrate the desire and ability to facilitate learning and study abroad in a country where Spanish is spoken  (one semester prior to spring of the junior year or enrollment in Educ 360). Students will follow a carefully constructed and monitored course of study, which has been designed to meet the standards of the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE). These requirements are listed on the  Spanish Teacher Licensure Program   Educational Studies page.