Program type:


On Campus
Est. time to complete:

2-3 semesters
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Explore Spanish language cultures and learn industry insights while you hone your media production skills with UNT's Spanish Language Media Certificate.
This certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of Spanish history, culture, politics, language and media. The certificate requires 15 hours (an optional internship is recommended). Eligible students for this certificate are those majoring in MRTS or CBCM and are taking Spanish to fulfill their language requirement.

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Why Earn a Spanish Language Media Certificate?

This certificate program provides students with a basic understanding of Spanish history, culture, politics, language and media. It is designed to provide linguistic and cultural knowledge to persons interested in studying and/or working in a Spanish-speaking country.

Spanish Language Media Certificate Courses You Could Take

Spanish Writing for the Mass Media Professions (3 hrs)
Emphasizes the writing skills needed in the mass media profession to communicate with a wider Hispanic community. Cultural differences and writing styles are addressed through authentic oral and written ads.
Seminar in Spanish Language Media (3 hrs)
Topics may include digital distribution, social and mobile media industries, production cultures, and case studies of industry leaders.
Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 hrs)
Study of the politics, social structures and traditions of the Spanish world from the Paleolithic period until today, with a special focus on their contemporary life in order to build a foundation for a more in-depth study of their life, literature and culture. Taught entirely in Spanish.
Mexican Immigration and the Chicano Community (3 hrs)
Introduction to the history of Mexican immigration in the United States, focusing on the dynamic effects immigration has had throughout the 19th and 20th centuries on the formation of the Chicano community. Utilizes lectures, discussion of the readings, films, and speakers to emphasize a variety of themes including labor, politics, nativism, citizenship, demography, gender and culture.
Historical and Cultural Development of the Mexican-American Community (3 hrs)
Historical evolution of Mexican-American culture, social structure, family patterns and community organizations, and their effects on education, economic and religious institutions.
Modern Latin America: 1810-Present (3 hrs)
Surveys the history of Latin America from Independence to the present. Analyzes the formation of new states; the conflict between federalist and centralist groups; the role of caudillos in regional politics; the rise and crisis of export economies; international relations and the Cold War; U.S. involvement in Latin American affairs; the Mexican and Cuban revolutions; military governments and security structures; and current events in the region.

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