Spanish continues to gain ground as a widely spoken, national and international language, making the ability to communicate effectively in both written and spoken Spanish an invaluable intellectual, social, cultural, and professional resource. Spanish is the official or co-official language of 21 countries, and with more than 400 million speakers worldwide (projected increase to about 530 million by 2050), it is the third most widely spoken language on the planet after Mandarin and English.
Students must earn admission to the School of Business to be eligible for the certificate in Spanish studies for business majors. The certificate can be declared in consultation with the Spanish undergraduate advisor.
|SPANISH/INTL BUS 329||Spanish for Business||3|
|SPANISH 359||Spanish Business Area Studies||3|
|Select one course from the following:||3|
|Spanish American Civilization|
|Select additional credits from Spanish 300-499||6|
SPANISH COURSES 300–499
|SPANISH 311||Advanced Language Practice||3|
|SPANISH 319||Topics in Spanish Language Practice||1-3|
|SPANISH 320||Spanish Phonetics||3|
|SPANISH 321||The Structure of Modern Spanish||3|
|SPANISH 322||Survey of Early Hispanic Literature||3|
|SPANISH 323||Advanced Language Practice with Emphasis on Expository Writing||3|
|SPANISH 324||Survey of Modern Spanish Literature||3|
|SPANISH 325||Advanced Conversation||3|
|SPANISH 326||Survey of Spanish American Literature||3|
|SPANISH 327||Introduction to Spanish Linguistics||3|
|SPANISH 331||Spanish Applied Linguistics||3|
|SPANISH/MEDIEVAL 414||Literatura de la Edad Media Castellana (ss. XII-XV)||3|
|SPANISH 417||Literatura del Siglo de Oro||3-4|
|SPANISH/FRENCH/ITALIAN/PORTUG 429||Introduction to the Romance Languages||3|
|SPANISH 446||Topics in Spanish Linguistics||3|
|SPANISH 451||Literature of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries||3|
|SPANISH 453||Literature of the Twentieth Century||3|
|SPANISH 460||Literatura Hispanoamericana||3|
|SPANISH 461||The Spanish American Short Story||3|
|SPANISH 462||Spanish American Theater and Drama||3|
|SPANISH 464||Spanish American Poetry and Essay||3|
|SPANISH 466||Topics in Spanish American Literature||1|
|SPANISH/CHICLA 467||US Latino Literature||3|
|SPANISH 468||Topics in Hispanic Culture||3|
|SPANISH/CHICLA 469||Topics in Latinx Culture||3|
|SPANISH 470||Undergraduate Seminars in Hispanic Literature/Culture/Linguistics||3|
|SPANISH 472||Hispanic Screen Studies||3|
|SPANISH 473||Study Abroad in Spanish Language Practice||1-4|
|SPANISH 474||Study Abroad in Spanish Linguistics||1-4|
|SPANISH 475||Study Abroad in Hispanic Literatures||1-4|
|SPANISH 476||Study Abroad in Hispanic Cultures||1-4|
Residence and Quality of Work
- Minimum 3.000 GPA in all Certificate courses
- 8 SPANISH credits in residence
- 6 SPANISH credits, taken at UW–Madison
Certificate COMPLETION REQUIREMENT
This undergraduate certificate must be completed concurrently with the student’s undergraduate degree. Students cannot delay degree completion to complete the certificate.
- Develop communication skills in Spanish; integrate these skills to exchange and assess ideas effectively and with level-appropriate accuracy; and practice pragmatic, linguistic and stylistic norms in a formal, professional register of standard Spanish in a variety of written and oral assignments.
- Acquire specialized vocabulary related to business and commerce; analyze authentic informational, financial and marketing materials in Spanish; and incorporate the newly-acquired vocabulary and business-related knowledge into their speech and writing.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Hispanic cultures, including awareness of the social, cultural, and linguistic diversity that characterizes the Spanish-speaking world, as well as familiarity with basic methods of literary, cultural and/or linguistic analysis.
L&S career resources
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In addition to providing basic support like resume reviews and interview practice, SuccessWorks offers ways to explore interests and build career skills from their very first semester/term at UW all the way through graduation and beyond.
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Professors Alcalá-Galán, Beilin, Bilbija, Close, De Ferrari, Egea, Goldgel-Carballo, Hernández, Hutchinson, Medina, Podestá, Sanchez, Sapega, Tejedo Herrera
Associate Professors Ancos-García, Armstrong, Cerezo Paredes, Pellegrini, Rao, Stafford
Lecturers Álvarez Oquendo, Mercado
Teaching Faculty Fondow, Neumayer, Pujol, Rodríguez-Guridi
Editor Ríos Rodríguez
Department Administrator Deavers
Administrative Assistant Tanner
Financial Specialist McLimans
Graduate Program Manager Zimmer
Undergraduate Advisor Francis