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Academic Certificate in Spanish & Spanish Culture

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
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 4
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