Minor in Bilingual Spanish Journalism

The Bilingual Spanish Journalism minor prepares students to work in many careers that serve Latinx communities.  It values and reinforces their cultural and language heritage by giving them tools and skills to write in Spanish and English for print, online and electronic communications. Students take classes in the Spanish, International Relations, Latino/Latina Studies, BECA, and Journalism departments so that they understand the complexity of the Latino/Latina community in the United States and the rest of the Spanish-speaking world. A minor in bilingual Spanish journalism will be attractive to employers who value bilingual communication skills for Latino/Latino clients.

All course work used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the multicultural history and role of professionals and institutions in shaping communications and apply culturally proficient communication that empowers those traditionally disenfranchised in society.
  2. Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity.
  4. Apply critical thinking skills in conducting research and evaluating information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
  5. Critically evaluate their own work and that of others for accuracy and fairness, clarity, appropriate style, and grammatical correctness.

Bilingual Spanish Journalism Minor — minimum 18 units

Core (15 units)

JOUR 223Bilingual English and Spanish Newswriting3
JOUR 300GWReporting - GWAR3
JOUR 323Editing and Translation for Bilingual Spanish Journalism3
SPAN 215Spanish for Heritage Speakers3
SPAN 301Advanced Grammar3

Electives (3-4 units)

Select One:

BECA 560Radio and Television News Writing3
I R/PLSI 322Latin American Policy Analysis4
I R/JOUR 452International Media Politics4
I R 453Women and Media in International Relations4
JOUR 226Digital News Gathering3
JOUR 575Community Media3
LTNS/HIST 278History of Latinos in the U.S.3
LTNS 286Policy Making and Latinos3
LTNS 315Latina/os in California3
LTNS 460Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage3
LTNS 465Mexican American and Chicana/x/o History3
LTNS 467Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage3
LTNS 530Latina/os and the Media3
LTNS/JOUR 536Latina/o Journalism3
SPAN 306Advanced Reading and Conversation3
SPAN 401Culture and Civilization of Spain3
SPAN 531Creative Writing in Spanish: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama3