Spanish Language Media Certificate

Division: Technology and Engineering


The Spanish Language Media Certificate requires a total of 25-27 units of which 19-20 units are in required courses. An additional 6-7 units must be completed from the restricted electives listed below.The certificate provides students with sufficient background for reporting, writing and production jobs on Spanish-language community newspapers and online publications. A minimum grade of C is required in each course taken.

Required Courses (19-20 units):
JOUR 101 FReporting and Writing3
JOUR 110 FMass Media Survey3
or JOUR 110HF Honors Mass Media Survey
JOUR 271 F Introduction to Spanish-Language Reporting3
ETHS 101 FAmerican Ethnic Studies3
or ETHS 101HF Honors American Ethnic Studies
ETHS 150 F Introduction to Chicana/o Studies (formerly ETHS 140 F)3
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
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
Beginning Spanish-Language Reporting3
Multimedia Reporting3
Introduction to News Media Production3
Intermediate Spanish IV4
Introduction to Spanish Literature3
Introduction to Latin American Literature3
Total Units25-27

Outcome 1: Compose a newsworthy story for publication.

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