Spanish for Professionals (GC)

A 100% online competency-based program.

The graduate certificate program prepares current K-12 teachers or practicing professionals with a competency-based Spanish courses that develop their writing and oral competencies in Spanish and their multicultural literacy in ways that are suitable for teaching in Higher Education or for working at an advanced, professional level in Spanish in business, government, health fields, education or other professional areas. Since the graduate certificate courses are 100% online and completed at the 600 level, they are suitable for students across the US or for students who wish to earn a Graduate Certificate from their home country. 

Program Requirements

Restricted Electives

Oral Proficiency - Choose 3 Credit(s).

Development of oral productive skills for general, social, professional, technical and business situations in a variety of cultural contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Development of oral reasoning and presentation skills for specific cultural audiences. Students read and analyze documents from a variety of viewpoints to prepare oral reasoning demonstrations on software for workshop distribution and evaluation.

Prerequisites: none

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of interpretation using Spanish.

Prerequisites: none

Development of strategies and training with digital technologies to improve students' formal presentational skills in Spanish for a Spanish-speaking viewing audience. Course stresses how cultural difference affects potential reception when designing online oral presentations with visuals.

Prerequisites: none

Writing Proficiency - Choose 3 Credit(s).

Experience in designing, writing. and critiquing writing for a variety of professional areas to meet expectations for the use of Spanish in a professional setting. Course explores cultural and linguistic variance in Spanish-speaking environments, including the US.

Prerequisites: none

Introduction to theory and practice of of translation to and from Spanish. Readings, analysis, translation, peer review, preparation of documents for specific professional and cultural environment.

Prerequisites: none

Theoretical parameters of translation not covered in Translation Workshop 1. Students work with complex issues of translation of documents for the professions meant for different regions and variations in the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: none

The art and practice of editing documents in Spanish for electronic publication on paper or for the internet. Advanced grammar, writing and editing support for native, heritage and second language speakers of Spanish.

Prerequisites: none

Multicultural Literacy - Choose 3 Credit(s).

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Topics will vary. May be repeated for credit.

Prerequisites: none

Read and interpret a wide variety of professional documents within a cultural context. Each semester the course focuses on a minimum of three different regions of the Spanish-speaking world (i.e. Mexico, Southern Cone, Spain or Andean region, Caribbean, US. Latino).

Prerequisites: none

Recognition and usage of appropriate language and gestures in a variety of social and professional contexts.

Prerequisites: none

Readings, investigation and discussions concerning cultural practices and policies for intercultural and international interaction for the workplace and for social interaction for the development of the research project on cultural practices for the portfolio.

Prerequisites: none

Unrestricted Electives

Specialization - Choose 9 Credit(s). Courses may not double-count in more than one category.