Certificate Programs

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to (a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) 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. See Page 60 in the 2012-2014 Bulletin of Courses for additional certificate information.

Certificate in Bilingual/Cross-Cultural Studies: Spanish/English

Certificate Requirements (32 units)

Lower-division requirements (4 units)

  1. SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish III (4)

Upper-division requirements (28 units)

  1. COMM 304. Intercultural Communication (4)
  2. SPAN 318. Techniques of Literary Study and Analysis (4)
  3. Eight units chosen from:
    • ART 328. Mexican Art (4)
    • ART 329. Chicano Art (4)
    • SPAN 415. Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English (4)
    • SPAN 440. Mexican Literature (4)
  4. Twelve units chosen from:
    • ANTH 354. Cultures of Mexico and Central America (4)
    • ANTH 356. Cultures of South America (4)
    • ANTH 388. Language and Culture (4)
    • HIST 390. History of Modern Mexico (4)
    • HIST 391. Chicano History (4)
    • HIST 470. Modern Latin America (4)
    • HUM 450. Aspects of Chicana/o Culture (4)

Certificate in Spanish for Public Services

Certificate requirements (28 units)

Proficiency in Spanish equal to SPAN 103. College Spanish III 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 units)

  1. SPAN 203. Intermediate Spanish III (4)

Upper-division requirements (24 units)

  1. SPAN 302. Theory and Practice in Composition (4)
  2. SPAN 312. Techniques for Professional Interpreting and Translating in Spanish (4)
  3. SPAN 314. Advanced Conversation (4)
  4. Four units chosen from:
    • SPAN 316A. Spanish for the Professions: Communications (4)
    • SPAN 316B. Spanish for the Professions: Health Science (4)
    • SPAN 316C. Spanish for the Professions: Education (4)
    • SPAN 316D. Spanish for the Professions: Business (4)
    • SPAN 316E. Spanish for the Professions: Law Enforcement (4)
  5. Four units chosen from:
    • SPAN 440. Mexican Literature (4)
    • SPAN 442. Literature of the Southern Cone (4)
    • SPAN 443. Literature of the Caribbean (4)
    • SPAN 445. The Narrative of Spanish America (4)
    • SPAN 446. Literature of the Renaissance and the Spanish Golden Age (4)
    • SPAN 447. Romanticism and Realism in Spain (4)
    • SPAN 448. Twentieth Century Spanish Literature (4)
    • SPAN 449. Literature of the Indigenous Peoples of Spanish America (4)
  6. SPAN 415. Comparative Linguistics: Spanish/English (4)

For more information please visit our website. Department of World Languages and Literatures