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.
- Take the Spanish placement test as heritage speakers of Spanish.
- 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
PLEASE NOTE: Verification of certificate appears on student's transcript. However, if the transcript is not sufficient proof of completion, a department certificate can be issued upon request.
Listed below are some undergraduate courses considered for the certificate. For a full list of courses
please click HERE.
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.
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.
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.
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.
* Curriculum Courses