Spanish Language News Media Certificate

The Spanish Language News Media certificate emphasizes journalism and the cultural understanding of the communities being served by journalism to help prepare students for careers in bilingual and multicultural media organizations. Students will produce multi-platform journalism for Noticias, the Spanish-language news platform that is part of the College of Journalism and Communication’s Innovation News Center.

About this Program

Certificates must contain at least nine credits of coursework that are unique to that program out of all other certificates and minors.

Department Information

Graduates of the Department of Journalism work in traditional forms of media, emerging platforms, and in corporate roles. Ultimately, the department offers transferrable skills that creates outstanding leaders with successful achievements across all fields.


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The certificate is open primarily to JOU and SPN students, but is open to all undergraduates if they do not exceed excess hours.


Select one:3-4
Writing Fundamentals for Communicators (for JOU 3101)
Argument and Persuasion
and Introduction to Media and Communications
Media, Cultures, and Identity
Principles of Public Relations (for JOU 3109)
Intensive Communication Skills (or placement test or SPN 2340 with minimum grade of B)

Required Courses

LAS 2001Introduction to Latin American Studies3
JOU 3109CMultimedia Writing (or JOU 3101)3
JOU 4951Noticias 23
SPN 3300Spanish Grammar and Composition 13
or SPN 3350 Spanish Grammar and Composition for Heritage Learners
LAS 4000-level or SPN or JOU course as approved by certificate coordinator3
Total Credits15

JOU 3101 is for Journalism and Public Relations majors. All other majors should take JOU 3109C


JOU 4951 is variable credit and should be taken for 1 credit in one semester and can be taken for 2 or 3 credits in a subsequent semester.