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Two certificates and three minors are available for Saint Rose students who are not necessarily language majors or concentrators:

Certificates & Minors

International Spanish Certificate

This certificate is particularly appropriate for combination with other fields of study.

Students need to complete 15 credits:

SPA 203* Intermediate Spanish 1 (3 credits)
SPA 204* Intermediate Spanish 2 (3 credits)

Spanish course work abroad (6)
Course work must take place in a Spanish-speaking country and in a Saint Rose-affiliated study abroad program.Language of delivery for course work must be Spanish.

Application for Certificate (0)
Application is to be submitted to the Foreign Languages department after completion of international classes.

Upper-level Spanish course (3)

Any Spanish course 300 or higher, taken upon return

SPA 480 Reflections Workshop (0)
Reflections Workshop must be taken immediately upon return from abroad, in the first full semester after completion of international courses.

*If SPA 203 and SPA 204 are waived, the student needs to replace them with 6 hours of upper-level elective courses.

International French Certificate

This certificate is particularly appropriate for combination with other fields of study.

Students need to complete 15 credits:

SPA 203* Intermediate Spanish 1 (3 credits)
SPA 204* Intermediate Spanish 2 (3 credits)

Spanish course work abroad (6)
Course work must take place in a Spanish-speaking country and in a Saint Rose-affiliated study abroad program.Language of delivery for course work must be Spanish.

Application for Certificate (0)
Application is to be submitted to the Foreign Languages department after completion of international classes.

Upper-level Spanish course (3)

Any Spanish course 300 or higher, taken upon return

SPA 480 Reflections Workshop (0)
Reflections Workshop must be taken immediately upon return from abroad, in the first full semester after completion of international courses.

*If SPA 203 and SPA 204 are waived, the student needs to replace them with 6 hours of upper-level elective courses.

Certificate for Heritage Speakers of Spanish

The Certificate for Heritage Speakers of Spanish is designed for students who were raised in a Spanish speaking home. It capitalizes on the rich linguistic experience of these speakers, with the ultimate goal of raising their official proficiency level to the Advanced or Superior level according to the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) standards. Specific and individualized plans will be developed for each student, as well as a department advisor assigned to each individual completing the certificate. Students completing this certificate program will be able to provide clear evidence to employers of their proficiency levels.

Students need to complete 15 credits:
SPA 302 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3 credits)
SPA 265 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)

(For students not needing SPA 265, any upper-level Spanish course may be substituted).

Choose one upper-level literature course:
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PA313 Spanish and Spanish-American Poetry (3)
SPA315 Modern Spanish and Spanish-American Theater (3)
SPA335 The Generation of 98′ (3)
SPA400 Contemporary Spanish-American Novelists (3)
SPA401 Golden Age Literature
SPA411 Contemporary Spanish Novelists

Choose one upper-level linguistics course:
SPA
 365 History of the Spanish Language (3)
SPA 375 Phonetics and Phonology (3)
SPA 420 Second Language Acquisition (3)
SPA 455 Sociolinguistics and Psycholinguistics (3)

Choose one upper-level culture or advanced language course:
SPA309 Hispanic Culture in the United States (3)
SPA366 Culture and Civilization of Latin America (3)
SPA368 Culture and Civilization of Spain (3)
SPA370 Experiential Spanish (3)
SPA304 Business Spanish (3)
SPA345 Latin American Film (3)
SPA385 Foreign Language Research Methodology (3)
SPA425 Translation (3)
SPA430 Dialects of Spanish (3)

Final Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) administered prior to graduation.

Minor in Spanish

Students need to complete 18 credits:

SPA 203* Intermediate Spanish 1 (3 credits)
SPA 204* Intermediate Spanish 2 (3)
SPA 216 Spanish Conversation (3)
SPA 265 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
SPA 275 Reading for Comprehension (3)
SPA 325 Advanced Conversation (3)

*If SPA 203 and SPA 204 are waived, the student needs to replace them with 6 hours of upper-level elective courses.

Minor in French

Fluency in a second language is rapidly becoming a necessity, both for intercultural exchange and for career preparation. Students may increase their proficiency in French by completing a minor. French is spoken in many countries worldwide and can be useful when you travel abroad. Knowing French opens the door to a prolific literature and a rich culture.

Students need to complete 18 credits:

FRE 203 Intermediate French 1 (3 credits)
FRE 204 Intermediate French 2 (3)
FRE 216 French Conversation (3)
FRE 265 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3)
FRE 275 Reading for Comprehension (3)
FRE 325 Advanced Conversation (3)

Minor in Latino Studies

Students need to complete 21-24 credits:

Core courses (all required):
SPA 265 Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 credits)
or
SPA 302 Spanish for Heritage Speakers (3)
SPA 309 Hispanic Culture in the US (3)
SPA 494 Internship (3)

Students must take four courses from the following categories, with a minimum of one course from each of the three content areas:

Examination of regions from which Latinos emigrate to the United States

HIS 155 Gender in Latin America
HIS 249 Colonial Latin America
HIS 250 Origins and Development of Modern Latin America

Examination of minority and immigrant cultures in the United States
AMS 210 Topics in American Aesthetics and Cultural Practices
AMS 220 Topics in Diversity and Social Justice
AMS 230 Topics in Critical Race Studies
AMS 250 American Studies Theory and Practice
AMS 251 Urban American Studies

Manifestation of Latino culture through literature and the arts
SPA 307 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
SPA 400 Spanish-American Novelists
HIS 150 Latin America through Film and Novels
ART 376 Latin American Art since Independence

Additional courses will be considered on an individual basis as fulfilling the content areas above, and subject to approval by the Chair of the Foreign Languages department.