Spanish Language for Careers

Contact: Faith N. Mishina

The Spanish Language for Careers offers majors second language capability to augment students' chances for employment in their chosen careers and professions. The certificate is an additional tool to have in the student's dossier for the competitive job market. Nursing students, business students, those in government or financial services, law or education will acquire the ability to communicate and understand Spanish speakers. The Spanish certificate will also greatly help our many graduates that return to the mainland, especially to many states where Spanish is one of the dominant languages. Graduates with skills in Spanish will be highly competitive within the United States and internationally.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation with a credential from this Department, students will be able to:

  1. Use the appropriate vocabulary and grammar (sentence patterns) for various contexts (i.e. informal conversation, business environments, academia, professional settings)
  2. Identify and respond appropriately to cultural and/or social contexts of language use
  3. Articulate the importance of another culture (Cultural Competency)—this may include the history and/or historical development of a foreign language; how that language may have changed over time; what important events have impacted the language, literature, and culture of a place; and, how the language is continuing to evolve vis-à-vis pop culture and current events.

Requirements (16 credits)

  1. Required Core (16):
    • SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I (4)
    • SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II (4)
    • SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4)
    • Additional 4 credits in SPAN courses (4)