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Spanish for the Professions--Translation/Interpreting, Minor

Requirements

Students in the Minor in Spanish for the Professions, Translation, and Interpreting will become familiar with Spanish terminology and different oral and written documents in Spanish from a variety of professional fields. This minor will also provide students with the opportunity to acquire translation and interpreting skills between Spanish and English.

Total Program Credits: 18

Matriculation Requirements:  
  1. Complete ENGL 2010 and 30 hours of college-level courses other than Spanish with a minimum GPA of 2.0
  2. Complete lower division Spanish courses (1010, 1020, 2010, and 202G) or receive the equivalent through experiential credit (does not apply to native speakers).
  3. Admitted to a bachelor degree program at UVU.
Discipline Core Requirements: 18 Credits
  SPAN 3040 Spanish Conversation and Composition II  (3.0)  
or SPAN 3050 Advanced Spanish 3
  SPAN 4110 Introduction to Translation and Interpreting English and Spanish 3
Choose 6 credit hours from the following: 6
  SPAN 3200 Business Spanish (3.0)  
  SPAN 3310 Spanish for Healthcare Professionals (3.0)  
  SPAN 3320 Spanish for Mental Health Professionals  (3.0)  
  SPAN 3340 Spanish for Tourism and Hospitality Management  (3.0)  
  SPAN 3350 Spanish for Legal Professions  (3.0)  
  SPAN 4200 Advanced Business Spanish  (3.0)  
  SPAN 4310 Advanced Spanish for Healthcare Professionals  (3.0)  
Choose 3 credit hours from the following courses: 3
  SPAN 4120 Advanced Translation English and Spanish (3.0)  
  SPAN 4130 English Spanish Interpreting  (3.0)  
Elective Requirements: 3
  Complete 3 credits from any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken 3

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of Baccalaureate Degree.
  2. Any grade below a "C" (2.0) in a Spanish Minor course will not be accepted.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track.

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1) Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 3050 * Advanced Spanish 3
  Semester total: 3
Notes: *Based on experience/placement. See advisor for more information.
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 4110  Introduction to Translation and Interpreting English/Spanish  3
SPAN 3200 or SPAN 3320 or SPAN 3340 or SPAN 3350

Business Spanish or Spanish for Mental Health Professionals or Spanish for Tourism and Hospitality Management or Legal Spanish 

3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
SPAN 3200 or SPAN 3320 or SPAN 3340 or SPAN 3350 or SPAN 4200 or SPAN 4310  Business Spanish or Spanish for Mental Health Professionals or Spanish for Tourism and Hospitality Management or Legal Spanish or Advanced Business Spanish or Advanced Spanish for Healthcare Professionals  3
SPAN 4120 or SPAN 4130  Advanced Translation or English-Spanish Interpreting  3
  Semester total: 6
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
Electives 3 credits from any upper-division SPAN or LANG courses not previously taken 3
  Semester total: 3
  Degree total: 18

Department

Name:

Languages and Cultures

Location:

CB 306

Telephone:

801-863-8518

Email:

Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu

Web Address:

uvu.edu/lang

Chair:

Sara Ulloa

Chair UVU Email:

ulloasa@uvu.edu

 
 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Department of Languages and Cultures at Utah Valley University is to prepare students to interact effectively in a global community by acquiring competent communicative skills, and developing sensitivity toward cultural differences. By engaging with linguistic and cultural artifacts such as history, literature, and contemporary social structures and systems, language and culture students learn to think critically and behave ethically as they mature in linguistic and cultural literacy. This department prepares students to enter the global work force, further graduate studies and enjoy lifelong enrichment.

 
 

Languages and Cultures

  • Administrative Contact: Amelia Riding, Admin II
  • Telephone: 801-863-8518
  • Email: Amelia.Riding@uvu.edu
  • Mail Stop: 167
  • Advising: Sarah Lindsey
  • Telephone: 801-863-7629
  • Email: SarahL@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Bryan Eldredge, ASL & Deaf Studies
  • Telephone: 801-863-8529
  • Email: BryanE@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Alex Yuan, Chinese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5199
  • Email: gyuan@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Walter Temple, French
  • Telephone: 801-863-7262
  • Email: walter.temple@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jeff Packer, German
  • Telephone: 801-863-8626
  • Email:  packerje@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Yasuko Saito, Japanese
  • Telephone: 801-863-5650
  • Email: SaitoYa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Sara Ulloa, Russian
  • Telephone: 801-863-6257
  • Email: ulloasa@uvu.edu
  • Program Coordinator Contact: Jorge Nisguritzer, Spanish
  • Telephone: 801-863-8231
  • Email: nisgurjo@uvu.edu

 

The Language Lab, located at LA 003g, is open Monday-Friday and offers a variety of resources for students to practice language skills and get help using computers & software, tutoring one-on-one or in groups, and watching videos. To schedule appointments with tutors, call 801-863-7257.

 
 

Faculty

Michael B. Ballard(2019)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Communication, University of Colorado, MA, Communcation & Leadership, Gonzaga University, PhD, Educational Leadership, Drake University,

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Dale Boam(2006)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Sociology, University of Utah; J.D., Disability Law & Policies, Northeastern University School of Law

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Gregory Briscoe(2002)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Utah State University; M.A., Spanish, University of California, Berkeley; Ph.D., Spanish, University of Pennsylvania.

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Ana Chaparro(2010)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation, M.A., Spanish Peninsular Literature, Brigham Young University.

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Tammy Christensen(2013)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., French Studies, Brigham Young University.

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Mari De Dios(2014)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Psychology, Colombia College; M.B.A., Business, Stevens Henagar College.

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Bryan Eldredge(1998)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Linguistics, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., Linguistic Anthropology, University of Iowa.

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Debora Ferreira(2001)

Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Language and Literature, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Recife, Brazil; M.A., Ph.D., Romance Languages, University of Georgia.

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Jamie Hardman(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



A.A., American Sign Language, Salt Lake Community College, B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, M.A., Deaf Studies/ Languages & Human Rights, Gallaudet University.

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Benjamin Jarashow(2009)

Instructor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., Deaf Studies, Gallaudet University.

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Douglas Jensen(2000)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Languages and Literature, University of Utah; Ph.D., Spanish American Literature, University of Iowa.

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Rebeca Lindheimer(2017)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., M.A., English to Spanish Translation, Brigham Young University;

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Ana Lopez-Aguilera(2014)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English, M.A., Spanish, University of Malaga; M.A., Ph.D., Spanish, University of Nebraska.

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Claudia Louis(2019)

Lecturer

Department: Languages and Cultures
Faculty



BA, Spanish/English Language & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany, MA, Language Pedagogy, University of Utah, Spanish/English Languages & Literature, University of Kiel, Germany,

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Jorge Nisguritzer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Weber State University; M.A., Ph.D., Languages & Literature, University of Utah.

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Jeffrey Packer(2007)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., German Teaching, M.A., German Literature, Brigham Young University; Ph.D., German Studies, University of Cincinnati.

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Yasuko Saito(2015)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, Brigham Young University, M.A., Asian Studies, Seton Hall University.

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Elise Simonsen(2018)

Lecturer

Department: Languages
Faculty



B.A., Deaf Studies, Utah Valley University, A.A., General Education, Southern Utah University, M.P.A., Nonprofit Management, Brigham Young University.

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Walter Temple(2016)

Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., French, Elon College; M.A., French Literature, American University; Ph.D., Romance Studies, University of Miami.

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Sara Ulloa(2003)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Department Chair, Faculty



B.A., Spanish Translation and Communications, M.A., Spanish Linguistics, Brigham Young University; PhD, Instructional Psychology & Technology, Brigham Young University - Provo

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Jason Wilber(2016)

Lecturer

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., Spanish, M.A., Hispanic Linguistics, Brigham Young University.

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Travas Young(2010)

Visiting Assistant Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.S., Geography, Utah State University; M.A., Linguistics, Gallaudet University.

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Guofang Yuan(2010)

Associate Professor

Department: Languages & Cultures
Faculty



B.A., English Language and Literature and Teaching, Shanghai Teachers’ University; M.A., English Teaching, Beijing Normal University; Ph.D., Educational Policy, Cleveland State University.

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