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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.

Required courses for students not exempt from SPA 101:

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
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.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA 154

Spanish for Health Professions

This course is a continuation of SPA 225.

Prerequisites: SPA-153 or permission of instructor

3
Total 12

Required courses for students exempt from SPA 101:

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 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.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA 154

Spanish for Health Professions

This course is a continuation of SPA 225.

Prerequisites: SPA-153 or permission of instructor

3
SPA

One additional course at the 200-level

  Choose one elective from SPA. Must be a 200-level course.
3
Total 12

Required courses for students exempt from SPA 102, SPA 201 and/or SPA 202:

Course Number Course Name Credits
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.

Prerequisites: SPA-102 SPA-103 or SPA-104

3
SPA 154

Spanish for Health Professions

This course is a continuation of SPA 225.

Prerequisites: SPA-153 or permission of instructor

3
SPA

Two additional courses at the 200-300-level.

Choose two courses from SPA. Must be 200-300-level courses.
3
Total 9