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Spanish Courses

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN-100 Topics in Spanish

.5-4 Units: 9-72 hours of lecture and/or 27-216 hours of laboratory, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course covers topics in Spanish. Topics will be chosen to supplement and serve as additions to current offerings in the area, and will be announced each term in the current schedule of classes.

SPAN-110 Conversational Spanish I

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides practice in beginning-level Spanish conversation, with attention to the use of basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Conversational Spanish I is designed for students who are not native Spanish speakers.

SPAN-111 Conversational Spanish II

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Advisory: SPAN-110

This course provides practice in high beginning-level Spanish conversation, with attention to the use of basic vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar. Conversational Spanish II is designed for students who are not native Spanish speakers.

SPAN-112 Conversational Spanish III

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

Advisory: SPAN-111

This is the third part of a beginning course, with extensive oral practice in Spanish and a study of the cultures of the Hispanic world. Emphasis will be placed on practical vocabulary, pronunciation, idiomatic usage, and basic grammar. This course is not designed for native speakers of Spanish. It does not satisfy the academic requirements of the SPAN-120 series.

SPAN-116 Spanish for Health Care

3 Units: 54 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU

This course provides Spanish instruction for the students interested in health care fields. Students will receive special instruction that will aid effective communication between patients/clients and various types of health care providers. Emphasis is on basic but practical vocabulary, as well as grammatical concepts needed to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients/clients at the hospital, at home, at the doctor’s office or at the health care agency.

SPAN-120 First-Semester Spanish

5 Units: 90 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC (C-ID: SPAN 100)

This course is a first-semester Spanish course. The goals are to communicate in Spanish through the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing, and to develop an appreciation of the cultures of the Hispanic world. First-semester Spanish is intended for students who are not native Spanish speakers.

SPAN-121 Second-Semester Spanish

5 Units: 90 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: SPAN-120 or placement at SPAN-121 level

This course is a second-semester Spanish. The goals are to communicate in Spanish through the development of skills in speaking, understanding, reading and writing, and to develop an appreciation of the cultures of the Hispanic world. Second-semester Spanish is intended for students who are not native Spanish speakers.

SPAN-220 Third-Semester Spanish

5 Units: 90 hours of lecture, per term, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: SPAN-121 or placement at SPAN-220 level

This is a third-semester language course conducted in Spanish to help the student develop communication skills. The course includes the interpretation and analysis of the cultures of Hispanic countries and an introduction to the study of Spanish and Latin American literature.

SPAN-221 Fourth-Semester Spanish

5 Units: 90 hours of lecture, per week, SC, DG, CSU, UC

Prerequisite: SPAN-220 or placement at SPAN-221 level

This is a fourth-semester language course conducted in Spanish to help the student develop communication skills. The course includes the interpretation and analysis of the cultures of Hispanic countries and an introduction to the study of Spanish and Latin American literature.

SPAN-230   Spanish for Heritage Speakers I

5 Units: 90 hours of lecture, per week, SC, DG, CSU

Prerequisite: SPAN-121 or placement at SPAN-220 level or higher

This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or students whose first or home language is Spanish.  It provides instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course will increase awareness of linguistic registers, discuss items beyond the familiar routine and develop an appreciation for Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the United States. This course is entirely conducted in Spanish

SPAN-298 Independent Study

.2-4 Units: 3.6-72 hours of independent study, per term, SC, DG

Prerequisite: Educational contract of study signed by an instructor, department chair and vice president. Topics must extend beyond regular course offerings.

This course is designed for selected students to pursue independent study in Spanish under the direction of an instructor.