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
- 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.
- Write correctly and clearly in forms and styles appropriate for the communications professions, audiences, and purposes they serve.
- Demonstrate an understanding of professional ethical principles and work ethically in pursuit of truth, accuracy, fairness, and diversity.
- Apply critical thinking skills in conducting research and evaluating information by methods appropriate to the communications professions in which they work.
- 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
A minimum of 6 upper-division units are required to complete the minor.
All coursework used to satisfy the requirements of the minor must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
Core (15 units)
|JOUR 223||Bilingual English and Spanish Newswriting||3|
|JOUR 300GW||Reporting - GWAR||3|
|JOUR 323||Editing and Translation for Bilingual Spanish Journalism||3|
|SPAN 215||Spanish for Heritage Speakers||3|
|SPAN 301||Advanced Grammar||3|
Electives (3-4 units)
|BECA 560||Radio and Television News Writing||3|
|I R/PLSI 322||Policy Analysis: The Latin American Cases||4|
|I R/JOUR 452/BECA 451||International Media Politics||4|
|I R 453||Women and Media in International Relations||4|
|JOUR 226||Introduction to Multimedia Journalism||3|
|JOUR 575||Community Media||3|
|LTNS/HIST 278||History of Latinos in the U.S.||3|
|LTNS 315||Latina/os in California||3|
|LTNS 460||Central Americans of the U.S.: History and Heritage||3|
|LTNS 465||Mexican American and Chicana/x/o History||3|
|LTNS 467||Caribbeans in the U.S.: History and Heritage||3|
|LTNS 530||Latina/os and the Media||3|
|LTNS/JOUR 536||Latina/o Journalism||3|
|SPAN 306||Advanced Reading and Conversation||3|
|SPAN 401||Culture and Civilization of Spain||3|
|SPAN 531||Creative Writing in Spanish: Poetry, Fiction, and Drama||3|