Mar 04, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Medical Spanish Minor


Diana Galarreta, Adviser
Phone: (540) 568-6128
Email: galarrdf@jmu.edu

For health service professionals, knowledge of medical Spanish is no longer an option but a necessity. Unless they have a reasonable level of Spanish, communication with patients whose only language is Spanish will be difficult. Courses in medical Spanish are therefore hugely relevant today. The minor in medical Spanish is intended for all future health service professionals, including physicians and their assistants, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, medical laboratory technicians, emergency medical technicians, medical aides, medical interpreters, healthcare industry professionals and psychologists.

The minor comprises one linguistic component, one elective component, one translation/interpretation component and three profession-specific linguistic components.

Footnote


1 May take as an elective course if not taken as a required course.

Minimum Grades


A student must receive a minimum grade of “C-” for course credits to count toward any major or minor in the Department of FLLC.