Spanish For Professional Purposes (Certificate Program)

Arts and Sciences
Foreign Languages, ESL and Humanities

The Online Bulletin is for information purposes only. Current students must complete the requirements as outlined in the York Bulletin as applicable.
Course Descriptions
Course descriptions can be found in the online PDF version of the Bulletin

This certificate program is designed for students who wish to further their language skills in Spanish in order to use Spanish in their professional activities. Students in this program may combine the certificate with their major, or they may enroll in the College for the express purpose of pursuing this certificate program. In the case that such a student then decides to pursue a B.A. in Spanish, these courses may then count toward the major. All students enrolled in the Certificate program must meet matriculation standards of the College, and must fulfill prerequisites for all required and elective courses. Students with transfer credit in Spanish may use no more than 6 transferred credits towards this program.

Required Credits


Required Courses

SPAN208 Advanced Grammar 
SPAN209 Composition and Style 
SPAN213 Hispanic Cultures in the U.S. 

Choose 3 of the following
SPAN240 Translation I 
SPAN241 Translation II 
SPAN242 Commercial Spanish 
SPAN243 Spanish for the Health Professions 
SPAN244 Spanish for Social Workers 
SPAN245 Spanish for the Tourism and Travel Industries 
SPAN309 Comparative Structures of Spanish and English 
SPAN419 Seminar on Writing 

NOTE: Courses numbered 200 and above are normally conducted entirely in Spanish, except when otherwise indicated.

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