Hispanic Studies

Requirements for Majors and Minors

Hispanic Studies Major/Minor Requirements Checklist (PDF

I. Major Sequence in Hispanic Studies

A minimum of 10 courses beyond the basic sequence including:

  1. Spanish 303 - Advanced Grammar and Communication
  2. Spanish 307 - Reading and Writing Culture (W,G)   
  3. Spanish 308 - Introduction to Literature (Lit) 
  4. Spanish 314 and 316 - Iberian Culture and Civilization and Latin American Culture and Civilization
  5. Two courses at 400-level (one must be a literature course), cannot be fulfilled with Spn 499
  6. A minimum of one semester abroad in a program chosen in consultation with the director of International Office and approved by the student's advisor and the Chair of the Department of Hispanic Studies.
  7. Three electives beyond the basic sequence.

II. Minor Sequence in Hispanic Studies:

Six Hispanic Studies courses beyond the basic sequence including:

Traditional minor

  1. Spanish 303
  2. Spanish 307
  3. Spanish 308
  4. One cultural history course from: 314 or 316 
  5. Two electives

minor for Nursing Majors

  1. Spanish 303
  2. Spanish 307
  3. Spanish 308
  4. Spanish 230: Medical Spanish and Cultural
    Competency of Health Care (U)
  5. Two electives  

 minor for Business Majors

  1. Spanish 303
  2. Spanish 307
  3. Spanish 308
  4. Spanish 250 (G) or BARC 250
  5. Spanish 340 or BARC 322 or an elective
  6. Spanish 397 or Spanish 340 or an elective


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.