Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business
Gain an in-depth understanding of the growing Latino population in the United States with the Undergraduate Certificate in Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business in Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. This 18-credit, interdisciplinary certificate program is designed so that Temple students in business-related bachelor's degree programs develop skills and knowledge in two complementary areas, allowing them to become more competitive in the job market.
You'll study the Latino population through analyzing economic development, United States-Latin American foreign relations, and underdevelopment in these regions from a comparative and global perspective. You’ll also explore aspects of the Spanish language and Hispanic culture specifically intended for business students and business professionals, with an emphasis on the development of vocabulary and conversation skills. Learn to translate a variety of texts including banking and financial documents, business correspondence, and promotional and informational materials. In addition, you may take courses in the culture, history, politics and societies of Latin America.
Through the Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business Certificate (Undergraduate), you’ll acquire up-to-date knowledge and skills directly concerned with the Americas from a variety of methodological perspectives.
Classes & Curriculum
Students have four years to satisfy the requirements of the Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business Undergraduate Certificate, which is awarded at the completion of your bachelor’s program. It cannot be awarded as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of your bachelor’s degree.
Courses you will take as part of the curriculum include
- Basic Spanish I & II,
- Business Spanish,
- Fundamentals of Latin American Business, and
- Latin America Through Film & Fiction.
Related Graduate Degrees
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Speaking more than one language can set you apart in today’s global job market. It can increase your marketability and opportunities for career advancement as bilingual professionals can communicate with a larger population. According to the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, acquisition of a second language may help improve standardized test scores, and it may improve memory and problem-solving skills.
Additionally, studying a language and its culture can help you develop empathy and global thinking. It can broaden your perspective and help you cultivate a greater understanding of people and, in turn, the world. The critical skills gained from learning a foreign language are directly applicable to today’s rapidly diversifying world and can be used across all fields and disciplines.
Employment of Latin American studies students is estimated to grow in the coming years. Currently, the largest employers of Latin American studies students include the
- federal government;
- state and local government; and
- professional, scientific and technical services.