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Spanish for Health Professions

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Spanish for the Health Professions (12 Credit Hours)

Several major fields of study are enhanced by a minor in second language professional studies. Nursing, social work and business fields have a need for professionals who are able to communicate in Spanish. A minor in Spanish for the Health Professions makes a graduate more employable in many areas of the country where Spanish is spoken by a significant number of persons. This minor will provide not only linguistic competence, but an understanding of sociocultural aspects of these ethnic groups, which is essential to a professional’s ability to work with Spanish-speaking persons.

Students not exempt from SPA 101-102 will take:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 101

Beginner Spanish I

SPA 101 is designed to introduce true beginners to the Spanish language. The primary focus of the course is to provide you with a basic knowledge of Spanish through the extensive practice of the four fundamental skills in language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Attention is also given to the fifth language skill- cultural awareness. Through a communicative approach and through the 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. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
Offered in: Fall Only
Prerequisites: None

3
SPA 102

Beginner Spanish II

This course is the second semester of beginner Spanish and the continuation of SPA 101. Before moving forward to the material of SPA 102, the course begins with a review of the salient points of SPA 101. The primary focus of the course is to expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and enable you to acquire an elementary foundation of the Spanish language. 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 an 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. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
Offered in: Fall and Spring
Prerequisites: Spa-101 or two years high school spanish

3
Total 6

Students exempt from SPA 101 will take:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 102

Beginner Spanish II

This course is the second semester of beginner Spanish and the continuation of SPA 101. Before moving forward to the material of SPA 102, the course begins with a review of the salient points of SPA 101. The primary focus of the course is to expand your knowledge of the Spanish language and enable you to acquire an elementary foundation of the Spanish language. 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 an 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. Integrated throughout the course, are lessons and readings linked to the daily activities and basic aspects of the Hispanic culture, which vary from country to country.
Offered in: Fall and Spring
Prerequisites: Spa-101 or two years high school spanish

3
SPA 211

Conversation and Composition I

SPA 211 is an intermediate-advanced level course that offers extensive practice of the oral and written communication of the Spanish language, and prepares students for more advanced courses in Spanish. A key component of the course is treating the communication of language as a process. Students will not only practice the different stages of writing (pre-writing, writing and revising) in draft workshops, but also compare these stages with those linked to the overall delivery and presentation of language in its oral form. The class also explores descriptive, narrative and expository forms of communication through class readings, audio clips, and lectures, and their respective assignments. A portion of the class time will also be dedicated to grammar instruction that reviews and expands on the student's already established knowledge of grammar.

Prerequisites: Spa-202 or Spa-226 or four years of high school spanish or permission of instructor

3
Total 6

Students exempt from SPA 101-102 will take:

Course Number Course Name Credits
SPA 211

Conversation and Composition I

SPA 211 is an intermediate-advanced level course that offers extensive practice of the oral and written communication of the Spanish language, and prepares students for more advanced courses in Spanish. A key component of the course is treating the communication of language as a process. Students will not only practice the different stages of writing (pre-writing, writing and revising) in draft workshops, but also compare these stages with those linked to the overall delivery and presentation of language in its oral form. The class also explores descriptive, narrative and expository forms of communication through class readings, audio clips, and lectures, and their respective assignments. A portion of the class time will also be dedicated to grammar instruction that reviews and expands on the student's already established knowledge of grammar.

Prerequisites: Spa-202 or Spa-226 or four years of high school spanish or permission of instructor

3
SPA

One elective from a 200 or higher level course

Choose one elective from SPA. Must be a 200 or higher level course.
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Total 6