Academic Catalog 2019-20

Spanish Language (Certificate)

The certificate in Spanish signifies that a student has successfully completed beginning and intermediate language courses in Spanish. As a result, students have acquired proficiency in the four main areas of the Spanish language: speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. The certificate also indicates that a student has developed a broad awareness of the cultures, values, and customs of the Spanish-speaking world.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the three required courses, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of advanced grammatical rules of the Spanish language, including the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, near-future tense, simple past tense, perfect, imperfect, pluperfect, future, and conditional tenses, the subjunctive, commands, conditional and perfect tenses.
  2. Communicate complex thoughts about topics such as personal life, preferences, future plans and past events, professions, job interviews, banking and postal needs, food topics, and environment.
  3. Develop complex paragraphs leading to essays of at least 250 words, including the above goals.
  4. Utilize complex vocabulary, analyze level-appropriate texts.
  5. Demonstrate a broad awareness of the cultures, values, customs, and diversity of the Spanish-speaking world and appreciate the rich cultural and linguistic diversity of the Spanish speaking countries, including major conventions of social interaction; better understanding their own culture by contrast.


Required Courses

SPAN 1201Elementary Spanish II

4.00 units

SPAN 2101/SPAN 2201Intermediate Spanish I

4.00 units

SPAN 2201/SPAN 2101Intermediate Spanish II

4.00 units

Total Credit Hours: 12