Spanish-Economics Curriculum

Spanish-Economics Curriculum
Spanish Course Descriptions


Below please find a detailed description of the requirements for the Spanish Economic major. All incoming and continuing majors and minors must schedule an advising session with LCSL's Academic Advisor at Your advisor will open and maintain your student file, check your DARS report and make sure you are complying with LAS and department requirements, advise you regarding available courses, and revise study abroad equivalencies.

Degree Requirements—Spanish-Economics
To earn a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish-Economics degree from UIC, students must complete University, college, and department degree requirements. The Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies' degree requirements are outlined below. Students should consult the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section of the Undergraduate Catalog for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

BA in Spanish-Economics Degree Requirements Hours
Requirements for the Curriculum 120
Total Hours—BA in Spanish-Economics 120
Requirements for the Curriculum

The requirements for the curriculum include courses necessary to complete the General Education and Writing-in-the-Discipline requirements described in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences section.

ENGL 160—Academic Writing I: Writing for Academic and Public Contexts 3
ENGL 161—Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
Analyzing the Natural World laboratory coursesa 6–10
One General Education Core course from any categorya 3
Elementary and intermediate Spanish—four semesters at the university-level or the equivalentb 0–16
SPAN 202—Spanish Grammar in Practice 3
One of the following courses: 3
SPAN 203—Extensive Reading and Writing for Nonnative Speakers of Spanish (3)   
SPAN 204—Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish (3)   
SPAN 210—Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Textscd 3
SPAN 212—Cultural and Literary Studies in Spain and Latin Americaae 4
SPAN 220—Spanish for Business and LawI 3
SPAN 303—Advanced Oral Presentation, Writing, and Analysis 3
SPAN 320—Spanish for Business and Law II  3
SPAN 376—Topics in Politics, Economy, and Law in Hispanic Culture  3
SPAN 380—Professional Development 0
One additional 200- or 300-level SPAN course  3–4
MATH 160—Finite Mathematics for Businessf 5
ECON 120—Principles of Microeconomicsgh 3
ECON 121—Principles of Macroeconomicsgh 3
ECON 220—Microeconomics: Theory and Applications 3
ECON 221—Macroeconomics in the World   
Economy Theory and Applications 3
Four elective courses in economics at the 200-, 300-,
or 400-level (not more than one at the 200-level).
At least one course must be chosen from the following list of International/Economic
Development courses:
ECON 211—Topics in Economics Taught in Spanish (3)  
ECON 333—International Economics (3)  
ECON 334—Economic Development (3)  
Free electives to bring total number of hours to 120 27–48
Total Hours—Requirements for the Curriculum 120

a Students should consult the General Education section of the catalog for a list of approved courses in this category.
b The elementary and intermediate Spanish courses are either 110 or both 101 and 102; 103; 104. Bilingual students take 113 and 114.
c This course is approved for the Exploring World Cultures General Education category.
d This course is approved for the Understanding the Creative Arts General Education category.
e SPAN 212 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.
f This course is approved for the Analyzing the Natural World General Education category.
g This course is approved for the Understanding the Individual and Society General Education category.
h This course is approved for the Understanding U.S. Society General Education category.