Spanish Media

Minor

Produce and publish your own Spanish media content for student media.

You’ll refine and improve your Spanish-language skills while applying it to real-word Communication courses.

What You’ll Study

In this program, you’ll learn to communicate information and express opinions with a variety of audiences in Spanish. You’ll be able to articulate a rich understanding of your own linguistic and cultural identities and use reasoning, problem-solving, and decision-making skills to connect with a variety of multilingual and multicultural situations. Upon completion of the minor, you’ll be able to investigate and create Spanish-language content based on a deep understanding of the connection between languages, cultures, and the communities they represent. You’ll also analyze the way media interact with and affect society at the individual and macro level.

Graduate as a competitive candidate for future employers

Cal Lutheran is one of the only private liberal arts institutions in the nation that offers this minor. This program is ideal for students who are comfortable using Spanish, especially heritage speakers, as a certain level of Spanish experience is needed to produce content. As California and the nation become more bilingual, employers are demanding more Spanish-language expertise from their employees. You’ll graduate with an impressive résumé, strong Spanish-language writing samples and a network of Spanish media professionals.

I enjoy developing students into Spanish media professionals through their content production for El Eco, from brainstorming sources to sourcing visuals for their stories. I also bring guest speakers from well-respected Spanish media organizations, including Univisión and Telemundo, to Cal Lutheran. It's always a pleasure seeing the students engage with professionals from this industry and some have even gained mentors from these connections! As the world becomes more bilingual every day, students with a Spanish media minor graduate from Cal Lutheran prepared and equipped for their future careers.

Genesis Rodriguez MA '16
Adjunct Faculty for Languages and Cultures

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