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Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 101

Spanish Level I

This introductory course teaches the basic skills;listening,speaking,reading and writing. For students who have never had Spanish or who have had one year of high school spanish.

Prequisites: None

3
SPA 102

Spanish Level II

This course is a continuation of Spanish 101.

Prequisites: Spa-101 or two years high school spanish

3
SPA 103

Transitional Beginner Spanish

Transitional Elementary Spanish is a beginner level course designed for students with some background in Spanish and/or who have taken Regents'exams, but are not quite ready to enter the intermediate level. In one semester, the course refreshes the students of the fundamental skills of basic Spanish. There will be extensive practice of the four fundamental skills: speaking,listening,reading,and writing. Increased attention is also given to the fifth skill of cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and the increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises.

Prequisites: None

3
SPA 104

Spanish for Heritage Speakers

This course is designed to teach standard Spanish to students who learned Spanish at home or abroad but have little or no formal instruction in the language. Grammar instruction addresses the specific needs of the heritage-speaker class. The class also introduces simple readings for students who have had limited experience in reading and writing in Spanish. Writing is also stressed through a process-approach. Increased attention is also given to cultural and linguistic variance of the Spanish-speaking world. Through a communicative approach and the increased use of the Spanish language, students will learn the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply their knowledge of such concepts in both spoken and written exercises.

Prequisites: None

3
SPA 141

Span Civilization & Culture

This course,with a critical approach in mind,explores the cultural development of modern Spain from its earliest civilizations to the present day through a variety of cultural examples such art,literature,film,architecture,and political propaganda. Topics will range from the early cultural life of the peninsula to the expulsion of Moslems and Jews, from Spain's overseas empire to its end in 1898, from the Spanish Civil War and the Franco dictatorship to the first demoncratic elections of the 1970's. Students will also explore the legacies of the past histories and cultural movements in Spanish life today.

Prequisites: Spa-102 Spa-103 or Spa-104

3
SPA 153

Spanish for Health Professions I

SPA 153 is an advanced beginner-intermediate level course designed to introduce students to a more specialized vocabulary linked to the different health professions and build awareness of the many cultural and health topics specific to the Hispanic population. The course aims to provide students with an intermediate level proficiency in both the written and oral forms of the Spanish language and the necessary communicative skills to better serve their future Spanish-speaking clients or patients. In class, students will practice the four fundamental skills of language learning: listening,speaking,reading and writing. A lot of attention is also given to the fifth skill-cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach, students will review the fundamental grammatical workings of the Spanish language and apply your knowledge of such concepts in both written and spoken exercises.

Prequisites: Spa 102-or 2 Years of High School Spanish

3
SPA 201

Spanish Level III

This intermediate-level course explores more complex grammar and intensive practice in basic communication skills.

Prequisites: Spa-102 or three years of high school spanish with a grade of A or better

3
SPA 202

Spanish Level IV

This course is a continuation of Spa 201.

Prequisites: Spa-201 or four years high school spanish

3
SPA 211

Conversation and Composition

This intermediate-advanced-level course is designed to give students already familiar with Spanish a greater opportunity for oral and written expression. It includes a review of grammar but assumes the students are already knowledgeable in this area.

Prequisites: Spa-202 or Spa-226 or four years of high school spanishor permission of instructor

3
SPA 215

Hispanics in the U.S.A

The course explores the life and culture of people of Hispanic origin who live in the U.S.: Chicanos,Puerto Ricans and Cubans. Attention is given to Spanish language skills, reading,composition and conversation.

Prequisites: Spa-202 or four years of high school spanish or permission of instructor

3
SPA 226

Spanish for Health Professions

This course is a continuation of Spa 225.

Prequisites: Spa-225 or permission of instructor

3
SPA 389

Special Topics Study Abroad

Qualified students may investigate selected topics with permission and under supervision of the instructor. Meeting times will be arranged between faculty member and student.

Prequisites: None

3
SPA 999

Spanish Transfer Elective

Course transfers in as a Spanish core elective.

Prequisites: None

3