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Certificate of Academic Spanish for Heritage Speakers

             CERTIFICATE INFORMATION

                
Objective: To provide students who are Heritage speakers of Spanish the opportunity to further their academic competence in Spanish. This program will train students in developing academic and professional oral registers and literacy in Spanish, skills that can be applied to future employment in connection with other majors or professional fields such as Business, Health, Journalism, Law Enforcement, Social Work or the Language Industries.

                
Certificate Requirements:

  1.                  Take the Spanish placement test as heritage speakers of Spanish
  2.           b.  Completion of 12 credits at the appropriate placement level in any of the Spanish courses offered in the department of Spanish and Portuguese. A 3.5 or better grade-point average for the entire sequence is required.

              

             APPLYING for the CERTIFICATE
Students wishing to complete the Certificate must complete an application form and submit it to Vivian Vega at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., after completing 12 credits of the recommended courses by senior year. Seniors must submit an application by December 11, 2016.  Attach a copy of your internal Rutgers transcript. Please email the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Dámaris Otero-Torres at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any questions regarding courses counting towards the certificate.

 

RECOMMENDED COURSES          

01:940:139
SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS I (3)
Prerequisite: Permission of department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:130 or 131-132.
Study of specific areas of grammar and orthography. Practice in oral communication and grammar application.


01:940:201
SPANISH FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS II (3) Prerequisite: 01:940:139 or equivalent.
Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:203.
Continued study of specific areas of Spanish grammar through translation and compositions.
Development of reading skills and vocabulary building through newspapers and magazines.

01:940:202
CULTURE AND COMPOSITION FOR NATIVE SPEAKERS (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:201 or permission of department. Credit not given for both this course and 01:940:204.
Introduction to culture and civilization in the Hispanic world from pre-historic times to the present.
Development of reading skills and expository writing abilities.

*01:940:215
INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:202 or 204. Credit not given for both this course and 940:217.
Introduction to the fundamental concepts of the study of Hispanic literature.
Emphasis on genre and textual analysis of selected works.

*01:940:261
INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF LANGUAGE (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:202, 204 or placement. Credit not given for both this course and 01:615:101.
Review of the different aspects of language from the point of view of its internal organization, relationship
with cognitive sciences, and relationship to the world.

 

*01:940:363
BILINGUALISM IN THE SPANISH-SPEAKING WORLD (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:261 or equivalent.
History and theory of Spanish-English bilingualism in the U.S. and its application in the field.
Bilingualism in Spanish America and Spain. Social issues raised by theories of bilingualism. 
01:940:325
ADVANCED GRAMMAR & COMPOSITION (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:202 or 204 or equivalent.
Intensive grammatical study of selected Spanish forms and structures; vocabulary building and composition.
01:940:360
SPANISH FOR COMMERCE (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:325 or equivalent or permission of department.
Fundamental principles governing commercial organization in Spanish-speaking countries.
Advertising strategies used to reach Spanish-speaking clients, including localization of web pages.
Practical business correspondence.
01:940:365
RESEARCH METHODS IN SPANISH LINGUISTICS (3)
Prerequisite: 01:940:261 or equivalent, or permission of department.
Foundations in research methodology in various linguistic disciplines.
Development of skills in tool selection, collection and analysis of data, and ethical concerns.

 

                                                          
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