BA in Spanish-Economics

Degree Requirements

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 for additional degree requirements and college academic policies.

Summary of Requirements
Requirements for the Curriculum120
Total Hours120

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.

Required Courses
ENGL 160Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts3
ENGL 161Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research3
Analyzing the Natural World laboratory courses a6-10
One General Education Core course from any category a3
Elementary and Intermediate Spanish—four semesters at the university-level or the equivalent b0-16
SPAN 202Spanish Grammar in Practice3
SPAN 203Extensive Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish3
or SPAN 204 Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
SPAN 210Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts c,d3
SPAN 212Cultural and Literary Studies in Spain and Latin America e4
SPAN 220Spanish for Business and Law I3
SPAN 303Advanced Oral Presentation, Writing, and Analysis3
SPAN 320Spanish for Business and Law II3
SPAN 376Topics in Politics, the Economy, and Law in Hispanic Culture3
SPAN 380Professional Development0
One additional 200- or 300-level SPAN course3-4
MATH 121Precalculus Mathematics f5
ECON 120Principles of Microeconomics g,h4
ECON 121Principles of Macroeconomics g,h4
ECON 220Microeconomics: Theory and Applications3
ECON 221Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications3
Four elective courses in economics at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level (not more than one at the 200-level). Select at least one of the following International/Economic Development courses:12
Topics in Economics Taught in Spanish
International Economics
Economic Development
Free electives to bring total number of hours to 12025-46
Total Hours120
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 SPAN 101 and SPAN 102; SPAN 103; SPAN 104. Bilingual students take SPAN 113 and SPAN 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 satisfies the LAS Quantitative Reasoning requirement.

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.

Recommended Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL 160 Academic Writing I: Writing in Academic and Public Contexts 3
SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I 4
ECON 120 Principles of Microeconomics 4
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours17-19
Spring Semester
ENGL 161 Academic Writing II: Writing for Inquiry and Research 3
SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II 4
ECON 121 Principles of Macroeconomics 4
MATH 121 Precalculus Mathematics 5
 Hours16
Second Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 103 Elementary Spanish III 4
ECON 220 Microeconomics: Theory and Applications 3
General Education Requirement course 3-5
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours13-15
Spring Semester
SPAN 104 Topics in Spanish Language and Culture 4
ECON 221 Macroeconomics in the World Economy: Theory and Applications 3
General Education Requirement course 3
General Education Requirement course 3
Elective 3
 Hours16
Third Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 202 Spanish Grammar in Practice (Econ Elective 2XX) a 3
SPAN 203
Extensive Reading and Writing for Non-Native Speakers of Spanish
or Extensive Reading and Writing for Heritage Speakers of Spanish
3
SPAN 210 Introduction to the Formal Analysis of Hispanic Texts 3
ECON Elective 2xx a 3
General Education Requirement course 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 220 Spanish for Business and Law I 3
SPAN 212 Cultural and Literary Studies in Spain and Latin America b 4
SPAN 303 Advanced Oral Presentation, Writing, and Analysis 3
ECON Elective 2xx, 3xx, or 4xx a 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
 Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall Semester
SPAN 320 Spanish for Business and Law II 3
SPAN 376 Topics in Politics, the Economy, and Law in Hispanic Culture 3
ECON Elective 2xx, 3xx, or 4xx a 3
General Education Requirement course/Elective 3
Elective 3
 Hours15
Spring Semester
SPAN 2xx or 3xx 3
SPAN 380 Professional Development 0
ECON Elective 2xx, 3xx, or 4xx a 3
Electives 6
 Hours12
 Total Hours120
a

At least one of the four Economics elective courses at the 200-, 300-, or 400-level must be chosen from the following list of International/Economic Development courses: ECON 211, ECON 333, ECON 334. Only one of the four Economics elective courses can be at the 200-level.

b

SPAN 212 fulfills the Writing-in-the-Discipline requirement.