Certificate of Specialization in Spanish and Latin American Studies for Business

This interdisciplinary certificate is designed to allow Temple students in business-related programs to develop skills and knowledge in two complementary areas so that they may compete more successfully in this growing job market. To earn this certificate, students need a minimum of 18 credits.

Required Courses
Select three of the following:9
Basic I
Basic II
Conversational Review
Hispanic Readings
Hispanic Readings II
Intensive Practice in the Four Skills 1,2
Advanced Intensive Practice in the Four Skills 2
Spanish for Business Professions
Select one of the following:3
Spanish for Business Professions
Business Spanish I
Business Spanish II
Advanced Business Translation and Interpretation
Latin American Culture Course
Select one of the following:3
Perspectives on Latin America
Special Topics - LASS Seminar 3
Latin America through Film and Fiction 3
Latin American Business Course
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Latin American Business
Fundamentals of Latin American Business
Total Credit Hours18

Students participating in SPAN 1076 must also complete SPAN 2002.


SPAN 1076 or SPAN 2098 count as two of the three required courses; each is 9 s.h. and taught in connection with the Latin American Studies Semester (LASS), an immersion program offered every spring. Students who choose this option must take at least one additional language course from this list.


These courses are part of the Latin American Studies Semester. The LASS Program is an integration of several courses totaling 17 s.h.: 9 credits are assigned to language instruction, 6 credits to culture and society, taught under LAS 2101 and SOC 2163, and 2 credits to the LASS Seminar. All instruction in LASS is in Spanish. The LASS Program runs every Spring term. For more information on the Latin American Studies Semester, visit www.cla.temple.edu/spanpor/lass/.

Certificates are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.