Spanish Language Media Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Spanish Language Media Certificate will provide students with sufficient background for reporting, writing and production jobs on Spanish language community newspapers and online publications. This 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 grade of C or better is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (20-21 units):
ETHS 101 FAmerican Ethnic Studies4
or ETHS 101HF Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
JOUR 101 FReporting and Writing3
JOUR 110 FMass Media Survey3
JOUR 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting3
SPAN 201 F Spanish for the Spanish Speaker4-5
or SPAN 203 F Intermediate Spanish III
Restricted Electives (6-7 units):6-7
Broadcast News3
Introduction to Bilingual-Crossculturalism3
Chicana/o History I (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Honors American Ethnic Studies
Chicana/o History II (formerly ETHS 141 F)3
Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues (formerly ETHS 142 F)3
Honors Chicana/o and Latina/o Contemporary Issues
Multimedia Reporting3
Introduction to News Media Production3
Beginning Spanish-Language Reporting3
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Total Units26-28

Outcome 1: Compose a newsworthy story for publication.

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