Specific Admission Requirements
Students entering the Basic Spanish for the Health Professions Certificate must have little to no experience with the language
Student Learning Outcomes
Students will achieve a basic level of proficiency in Spanish communication skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and an advanced degree in the understanding of Hispanic cultures sufficient to allow them to function effectively in health professions
These outcomes will be achieved by focusing on the 5 C’s:
Communication: Students can communicate at a basic level in oral and written form, interpret basic messages, show cultural understanding when they communicate, and present basic oral and written information to limited audiences.
Cultures: Students can interact with cultural competence and understanding by becoming attuned to Latinx cultures in the U.S. and beyond. They can investigate, explain, and reflect on the practices and perspectives of Latinx cultures in the health fields.
Connections: Students are able to connect their knowledge and understanding of Spanish-language and Latinex cultures to the field of health.
Comparisons: Students are able to compare and contrast Spanish language and cultures with other languages and cultures in the U.S in order to act with intercultural competence. They discover patterns, make predictions, and analyze similarities and differences.
Communities: Students form a community of practice around serving Spanish speakers in the health professions. They can participate directly in Latinex communities and interact with basic linguistic competence and advanced cultural competence.
Specific Program Requirements
|SPN 101||Beginning Spanish I||3|
|SPN 102||Beginning Spanish II||3|
|SPN 205||Basic Spanish for Health Professions||3|
|Take one 3 credit course from the following:||3|
|Evaluation of Public Health Issues|
|Community and Global Health|
|Hispanic, Chicanx, & Indigenous Media|
|Understanding Human Diversity|
|Psychology of Diversity|
|Social Problems (GT-SS1)|
|Understanding Lived Experiences|
|Health, Culture, and Society|
|Race & Ethnic Relation|
|Human Diversity in Practice|