Certificate in Spanish for Public Services

Requirements (28 units)

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements

Proficiency in Spanish equal to SPAN 103 or equivalent. Note: Entering students with previous training in Spanish, and those who are heritage/native speakers, should contact the Department of World Languages and Literatures for information about advanced placement and credit by examination.

Lower-division requirement (4)
SPAN 203Intermediate Spanish III4
Upper-division requirements (24)
SPAN 302Theory and Practice in Composition4
SPAN 312A-CTechniques for Professional Interpreting and Translating in Spanish4
SPAN 314Advanced Conversation4
Four units chosen from:4
Spanish for the Professions: Communications
Spanish for the Professions: Health Science
Spanish for the Professions: Education
Spanish for the Professions: Business
Spanish for the Professions: Criminal Justice
Four units chosen from:4
Mexican Literature
Literature of the Southern Cone
Literature of the Caribbean
The Narrative of Spanish America
Literature of the Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age
Romanticism and Realism in Spain
Twentieth Century Spanish Literature
Literature of the Indigenous Peoples of Spanish America
SPAN 415Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English4
Total Units28