Certificate in Hispanic Studies

The Certificate in Hispanic Studies is open to both degree seeking and non-degree-seeking students. Certain courses have prerequisites and you will first need to fulfill those prerequisites. Placement into the appropriate level of Spanish language course is required.

Certificate Requirements

Students must be placed into the appropriate level Spanish course by test or advisement before beginning the certificate program. At least 9 hours of the certificate must be completed on the IU East campus. Student’s GPA for the certificate must not be below a 2.0.

Hispanic Culture -- Required Course (3 cr)

Course is taught in English.

Spanish Language -- Required Courses (0-14 cr based on proficiency)

  • SPAN-S100 Elementary Spanish I (4 cr)
  • SPAN-S150 Elementary Spanish II (4 cr)
  • SPAN-S200 Second-Year Spanish I (3 cr)
  • SPAN-S250 Second-Year Spanish II (3 cr)
  • or test out via placement exam

Diversity and Culture -- Electives (6 cr)

Choose two courses from the list below or other courses by approval of certificate advisors.

These courses are taught in English.

  • SPAN-S229 Spanish Culture & Civilization (3 cr)
  • SPAN-S284 Women in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)
  • SPAN-S290 Topics in Hispanic Culture (3 cr)
  • SWK-S100 Understanding Diversity in a Pluralistic Society (3 cr)
  • CMCL-C427 Cross Cultural Communication (3 cr)

These courses are taught in Spanish:

  • SPAN-S275 Introduction to Hispanic Culture (3 cr)
  • HISP-S308 Spanish Conversation and Composition (3 cr)
  • HISP-S328 Introduction to Hispanic Literature (3 cr)

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