2018-2019 Catalog

SPAN - SPANISH

SPAN 1010 FIRST YEAR SPANISH I

This beginning level course introduces the fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading. Note: A student who has successfully completed two years or more of high school Spanish with a "B" or better should not enroll in this beginning class.

4

SPAN 1020 FIRST YEAR SPANISH II

This course offers the fundamentals of grammar, composition, conversation and reading.

4

Prerequisites

SPAN 1010 or successful completion of two years of high school Spanish or the equivalent

SPAN 1050 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I

This course will introduce the beginning student to the skills needed to be able to communicate orally in Spanish. The emphasis will be placed on developing listening and speaking proficiency. In addition, the student will learn about cultural differences which need to be considered when communicating with someone from a different country.

2

SPAN 1060 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II

This course continues to develop and enhance basic conversation in Spanish.

2

Prerequisites

SPAN 1050, SPAN 1010 or Instructor Permission

SPAN 1070 SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE PERSONNEL

This course is designed for students and professionals in the health care field.  The course focuses on the communication skills and the specialized vocabulary needed to be able to communicate effectively with Spanish-speaking patients. The students will also learn about cultural differences which need to be considered when communicating with someone from a different country.

2

SPAN 1075 SPANISH FOR TRAVELERS

This course will introduce the beginning student to the skills needed to be able to communicate orally in Spanish during their travels. The student will also learn about cultural differences, which need to be considered when traveling in a Spanish-speaking country.

2

SPAN 2030 SECOND YEAR SPANISH I

This course includes grammar review and study, composition, conversation and reading of short stories, dramas and poems.

4

Prerequisites

SPAN 1020 or successful completion of three years of high school Spanish or the equivalent

SPAN 2040 SECOND YEAR SPANISH II

This course includes grammar review and study, composition, conversation and reading of short stories, dramas and poems.

4

Prerequisites

SPAN 2030 or successful completion of four years of high school Spanish or the equivalent.

SPAN 2140 INTRODUCTION TO READING

This course lets students practice their language skills by introducing them to a varied selection of readings and other cultural media in a language immersive class.  This is a course designed for intermediate and high intermediate language students.  Throughout the development of the course, students study a wide variety of materials such as short stories, newspaper articles, songs, websites, documentaries, and films that provide examples of significant cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.  Through the study of these, students will acquire an ample cultural knowledge, while at the same time they will be exposed to different oral and written registers of the language.  Through the comprehension and analytical discussion of these materials, students will be able to practice and improve their communicative abilities.  Although is it not a course focused on grammar, the study of the materials will provide a space to work on refining a proper use of language.

3

Prerequisites

SPAN 2030 or equivalent