Bilingual & Biliteracy in Spanish Certificate of Achievement

The Bilingual and Biliteracy in Spanish Certificate of Achievement is a 16-credit program composed of four 4-credit courses. This certificate guarantees professional Spanish language proficiency as well as professional knowledge of Latino culture and politics and is designed for undergraduates and post-baccalaureate students also seeking a SBBC certificate. As this certificate makes students develop an individualized professional portfolio, students pursuing the Spanish Major, or Spanish Minor are able to pursue the Certificate along with their Major/Minor courses. Students may also enter the program with a Baccalaureate and pursue the Certificate by completing the required courses (16 credits). 

A Bilingual and Biliteracy in Spanish Certificate of Achievement certificate provides students with professional knowledge of language, literature and culture of Spanish, the second most spoken language in the US, which is also a booming language in Oregon. This gives a significant added value to candidates looking for jobs in a wide array of careers, as there is high demand for bilingual professionals in education, business, law, and medical fields.

  1. Produce and understand oral and written communication at an Advanced High level, as defined by the ACTFL.
  2. Interact respectfully and appropriately with individuals and companies from bicultural backgrounds.
  3. Compare and contrast cultural elements from Spanish speaking countries with their own culture, both within the Latino culture in the United States and American culture in general.

  • SPAN 328 Introduction to Chicano Literature and Culture Credits: 4
  • SPAN 379 Introduction to Spanish Linguistics Credits: 4
  • SPAN 483 Spanish in the United States Credits: 4

Choose One:

  • SPAN 342 The Politics of Latino Film and Art Credits: 4
  • SPAN 401 Advanced Spanish Proficiency Credits: 4
  • SPAN 443 Topics in Latin American Literature Credits: 4
  • SPAN 446 Migration and Borders in the Hispanic World Credits: 4