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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.
This course is a continuation of Spanish 101.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This intermediate-level course explores more complex grammar and intensive practice
in basic communication skills.
This course is a continuation of Spa 201.
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.
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.
This course is a continuation of Spa 225.
Qualified students may investigate selected topics with permission and under supervision
of the instructor. Meeting times will be arranged between faculty member and student.
Course transfers in as a Spanish core elective.