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Academic Certificate in Spanish & Spanish Culture

Student Information

The Academic Certificate (AC) in Spanish and Spanish Culture is designed to provide students with the essential language skills and vocabulary to communicate with confidence in diverse communicative situations. Instruction in the diverse cultural context will help students to understand the complex interdependence of language and culture.  

CIPS Code: 16.0905

Required Courses 16
SPA101 Elementary Spanish I Shared Unique Number Number SPA1101 4
SPA102 Elementary Spanish II Shared Unique Number Number SPA1102 4
SPA201 Intermediate Spanish I Shared Unique Number Number SPA2201 4
SPA202 Intermediate Spanish II Shared Unique Number Number SPA2202 4

Course # Course Title Credits
Restricted Electives 9
  Select a minimum of 6 (six) credits taught in Spanish and 3 (three) credits taught in English.  
FLA240 Foreign Language Teaching Methods 3
GCU223 Geography of Latin America 3
HIS145 History of Mexico 3
HUM281 Hispanic Ideas and Values 3
MHL156 Music in Latin America and the Caribbean 3
SLC201 Introduction to Linguistics 3
SPA115 Beginning Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA116 Beginning Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA117 Health Care Spanish I 3
SPA118 Health Care Spanish II 3
SPA119 Spanish for Educational Settings I 3
SPA120 Spanish for Educational Settings II 3
SPA205 Spanish for Medical Interpretation I 3
SPA206 Spanish for Medical Interpretation II 3
SPA217 Spanish for Business Communication 3
SPA225 Intermediate Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA226 Intermediate Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA235 Advanced Spanish Conversation I 3
SPA236 Advanced Spanish Conversation II 3
SPA241 Spanish and Spanish-American Film I 3
SPA242 Spanish and Spanish-American Film II 3
SPA251 Spanish Civilization 3
SPA265 Advanced Spanish I 3
SPA266 Advanced Spanish II 3
SPA282xx Volunteerism for Spanish: A Service Learning Experience (any suffixed course) 1-3
SPA298xx Special Projects (any suffixed course) 1-3
SPH245 Hispanic Heritage in the Southwest 3
SPH298xx Special Projects (any suffixed course) 1-3


  • The total amount of credits required for this certificate is 25.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses require within the program.
  • * indicates course has prerequisites and/or corequisites.
  • xxx indicates any module/suffixed courses.
Spanish & Spanish Culture