Spanish

Spanish Minor and Certificates

Studying Spanish not only will enhance your educational experience at USCB, it will enrich your life, transform your travel experience and above all, will prepare you with marketable skills and experiences to compete for career opportunities in today's economy. Ongoing rapid local and national demographic fluctuations have created intensive demands upon academic programs offered in the Lowcountry. The increasing Hispanic population in the community has necessitated a program centered on acquiring Spanish speaking skills.

The Spanish minor at USCB will provide students with Spanish language and Hispanic cultural skills that result in their becoming more articulate and analytical, as well as historically and socially informed. The program also fosters in students a multicultural perspective and a sense of social responsibility. It also prepares students to be aware of, and respond to, escalating multicultural and global societal changes. Additionally, prepare students to be aware of, and respond to, newly arrived Hispanic residents of the locality and state.

Ongoing rapid local and national demographic fluctuations have created intensive demands upon academic programs offered in the Lowcountry. The combination of an intensive liberal arts background with language proficiency skills and practical experience will help students investigate and integrate knowledge and perspectives in today’s technologically-changing world. Students will achieve the sufficient level of language and cultural proficiency required for beginning graduate studies and to compete effectively for jobs in fields requiring a proficient knowledge of spoken and written Spanish (i.e. education, human services, government, law, banking, public relations, business, etc.).

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Spanish Minor

SPAN B201, B202, B301 and three additional courses at the 300+ level. SPAN B398 may be repeated with different topics. A grade point of 2.0 or better is required for all courses in the Spanish minor. Course Descriptions can be found here. 

A minor consists of a minimum of 18 hours specified by a discipline. At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and the student must pass all courses completed for the minor with a grade of ‘C’ or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the minor may apply toward a student's general education or program requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. If a student elects more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common. Courses used to satisfy requirements for a minor that was conferred at least 5 years ago may apply towards a student’s general education requirements, program requirements, and major requirements.
Completion of a minor is not required for graduation.

 

Spanish Certificate

Certificate programs are an organized series of courses with fewer requirements than degree programs.  Certificates are available only to students who are concurrently enrolled in baccalaureate degree programs.  The certificate and baccalaureate degree are earned simultaneously; the certificate will be awarded along with the baccalaureate degree upon graduation. Courses used to satisfy requirements for the certificate may apply toward a student's general education or program requirements but cannot be applied toward the major. Students must complete an Application for Certificate form prior to graduation. Certificates are issued by the Department Chair and are recorded on the academic transcript.

Certificates in Spanish

Certificates in Hispanic Studies/Culture and Professional/Business Spanish bring increased awareness of other cultures, the need for foreign language skills and interest in international business. Students cannot earn a Certificate in Spanish and a Minor in Spanish.

For more information, call 843-208-8230.

Certificate in Professional/Business Spanish - 24 Credits

SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I.............................. 3

SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II............................. 3

SPAN B201 Reading and Written Expression............ 3

SPAN B202 Oral Communication............................. 3

SPAN B301 Advanced Conversation and Grammar.... 3

SPAN B302 Advanced Composition and Grammar.... 3

SPAN B316 Business Spanish.................................. 3

SPAN B417 Advanced Spanish for Business.............. 3

      Minimum Total Certificate Credit Hours............. 24

Certificate in Hispanic Studies/Culture - 24 Credits

SPAN B101 Beginning Spanish I.............................. 3

SPAN B102 Beginning Spanish II............................. 3

SPAN B201 Reading and Written Expression............ 3

SPAN B202 Oral Communication............................. 3

SPAN B301 Advanced Conversation and Grammar.... 3

SPAN B302 Advanced Composition and Grammar.... 3

SPAN B300+ (any Spanish course 300+)................... 3

SPAN B300+ (any Spanish course 300+)................... 3

      Minimum Total Certificate Credit Hours............. 24


 

 

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