Spanish Language Media Certificate

The Spanish Media Certificate Program will provide students with sufficient background for reporting, writing and production jobs on Spanish-language community newspapers and online publications. The Certificate requires a total of 26-28 units of which 20-21 units are in required courses. An additional 6-7 units must be completed from the restricted electives listed below. A minimum grade of “C” is required in each course taken.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

Outcome 1: Compose a newsworthy story for publication.

Outcome 2: Demonstrate an understanding of difference in content for print and broadcast media outlets.

Required Courses (20-21 units) Units
JOUR 101 F Reporting and Writing 3
JOUR 110 F Mass Media Survey 3
JOUR 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting 3
ETHS 101 F American Ethnic Studies 4
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies 3
SPAN 201 F Spanish for the Spanish Speaker 5
SPAN 203 F Intermediate Spanish III 4
Restricted Electives (6-7 units) Units
JOUR 272 F Beginning Spanish-Language Reporting 3
JOUR 210 F Multimedia Reporting 3
CRTV 129 F Broadcast News 3
JOUR 222 F Introduction to News Media Production 3
ETHS 118 F Introduction to Bilingual – Crossculturalism 3
ETHS 151 F Chicana/o History I 3
ETHS 152 F Chicana/o History II 3
ETHS 153 F Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues 3
ETHS 153HF Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues 3
SPAN 204 F Intermediate Spanish IV 4
SPAN 205 F Introduction to Spanish Literature 3
SPAN 206 F Introduction to Latin American Literature 3
Total Units 26 – 28