Spanish

Classes

SPA 101 : First Year Spanish - First Term

Emphasizes active communication in beginning Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary and culture. For beginners.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Manage basic interactions, in both oral and written forms, in highly predictable settings using basic vocabulary in the present tense.
  • Develop circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating a limited number of real world situations in Spanish.
  • Recognize linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
  • Identify selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art, music, film and/or performing arts in the target language.
  • Acquire strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.

 

SPA 102 : First Year Spanish - Second Term

Continues the work of SPA 101. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. SPA 101 or instructor permission accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in predictable settings using the present and beginning work in the past tense.
  • Apply circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating selected real world situations in Spanish.
  • Identify a limited range of linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
  • Apply a limited understanding of selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing
  • arts in the target language.
  • Apply some strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.

SPA 103 : First Year Spanish - Third Term

Continues the work of SPA 102. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. SPA 102 or instructor permission accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in a selected variety of settings using the present, past and future tenses.
  • Further develop circumlocution and inference skills when navigating a variety of real world situations in Spanish.
  • Reflect on linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
  • Apply a broader understanding of important historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
  • Expand and strengthen strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.

SPA 111C : First Year Spanish Conversation

Practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Spanish in a conversational format.

SPA 111C is a first-year level course designed for students who wish to improve their ability to converse in Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary they have worked with in first-year Spanish courses. This course also provides review for students who are entering a second-year Spanish class. This is a three-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective toward associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

  • communicates using common interactions in predictable settings and uses basic vocabulary, present tense and some present perfect tense forms
  • begins to apply language-learning skills to various real-life situations
  • recognizes and begins to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish speaking world

SPA 112C : First Year Spanish Conversation

Practice of structures and vocabulary of first year Spanish in a conversational format.

SPA 112C is a first-year level course designed for students who wish to improve their ability to converse in Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary they have worked with in first-year Spanish courses. This course also provides review for students who are entering a second-year Spanish class. This is a three-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective toward associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

The student:

  • communicates using common interactions in predictable settings and uses basic vocabulary, present tense and some present perfect tense forms
  • begins to apply language-learning skills to various real-life situations
  • recognizes and begins to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish speaking world

SPA 113C : First Year Spanish Conversation

Continuation of SPA 112C.

SPA113C is a first-year level course designed for students who wish to improve their ability to converse in Spanish. Students will have the opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary they have worked with in first year Spanish courses. This course also provides review for students who are entering a second-year Spanish class. This is a three-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective toward associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

The student:

  • communicates using common interactions in predictable settings and uses basic vocabulary, present tense, some present perfect, preterite and imperfect forms
  • begins to apply language-learning skills to various real-life situations
  • recognizes and begins to appreciate linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish speaking world

SPA 201 : Second Year Spanish - First Term

Continues the work of first year Spanish, reviewing, expanding, and perfecting pronunciation, structure, and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. Completion of first year Spanish at college level or instructor permission accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Handle a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks in straightforward social situations.
  • Communicate using significant repetition, rephrasing, and circumlocution with native speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native  speakers.
  • Write using paragraph-length connected discourse to narrate and describe in present, past and future time frames with limited accuracy.
  • Recognize and interpret cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Spanish-speaking world in relation to one’s own cultural perspective.
  • Further analyze historical and cultural movements in the target culture in relation to key works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts.
  • Further develop and apply strategies for analyzing and responding to limited authentic materials in the target language.

SPA 202 : Second Year Spanish - Second Term

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. SPA 201 or instructor permission accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completion students should be able to:

  • Handle a wider range of communicative tasks in selected social situations.
  • Communicate more effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with native speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
  • Further develop discourse to narrate and describe in more detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with greater accuracy.
  • Expand understanding of cultural similarities and differences within the Spanish-speaking world in relation to one’s own cultural perspective.
  • Deepen understanding of historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts from the target culture.
  • Analyze and develop responses to selected authentic materials in the target language.

SPA 203 : Second Year Spanish - Third Term

Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted. SPA 202 or instructor permission accepted.

Corequisites

Upon successful completio students should be able to:

  • Manage most communicative tasks in a variety of social situations.
  • Communicate effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with most native speakers.
  • Narrate and describe with increased detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with consistent accuracy.
  • Understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Spanish-speaking world and how it relates to one’s cultural perspective.
  • Compare and contrast historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts from the target culture.
  • Analyze and develop responses to abstract and complex ideas in a variety of authentic materials in the target language.

SPA 211C : Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Stresses conversational skills at the second year level.

Spanish 211C is a second-year level course designed to improve student’s ability to converse in Spanish. It provides opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary students have encountered or are encountering in their second-year Spanish course. This course is a good review course for students who wish to prepare for further study in Spanish or for those traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. This is a one-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective for the associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

The student:

  • Participates in simple and direct conversations on predictable topics related to personal environment.
  • Manages uncomplicated communicative exchanges.
  • Recognizes and appreciates linguistic and cultural diversity within the Hispanic world.

SPA 212C : Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Continuation of SPA 211C.

Spanish 212C is a second-year level course designed to improve student’s ability to converse in Spanish. It provides opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary students have encountered or are encountering in their second-year Spanish course. This course is a good review course for students who wish to prepare for further study in Spanish or for those traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. This is a one-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective for the associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

The student:

  • Participates in simple and direct conversations on predictable topics related to personal environment.
  • Manages uncomplicated communicative exchanges.
  • Creates with the language by combining language elements in discrete sentences.
  • Recognizes and appreciates linguistic and cultural diversity within the Hispanic world.

SPA 213C : Intermediate Spanish Conversation

Continuation of SPA 212C.

Spanish 213C is a second-year level course designed to improve student’s ability to converse in Spanish. It provides opportunity to practice the structures and vocabulary students have encountered or are encountering in their second-year Spanish course. This course is a good review course for students who wish to prepare for further study in Spanish or for those traveling to a Spanish-speaking country. This is a one-credit transferable course, and it counts as an elective for the associate degrees.

Credits

1

Corequisites

Instructor permission also accepted.

The student:

  • Initiates, sustains and brings to a close a number of basic, uncomplicated communicative exchanges.
  • Creates with the language by combining language elements in discrete sentences and string of sentences.
  • Recognizes and appreciates linguistic and cultural diversity within the Hispanic world.