Spanish

Division: Language Arts

Division Dean

Dr. Janet Vera Lopez

Faculty

E. Alex Herrera

Counselors

Mymy Lam
Daniel Pelletier
Dr. Therese Mosqueda-Ponce

Spanish Transfer Program

Students should consult a counselor or www.assist.org for lower division major requirements for most California public universities. (See the Standard Definitions section of the catalog for a description of ASSIST.) Students transferring to an independent college/university should consult the catalog of the individual school and a counselor for lower division major requirements.

SPAN 098 C Spanish Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar course is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade Option. Fees may be required and payable at registration.

SPAN 101 C Elementary Spanish I 5 Units

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course focuses on the acquisition of the four basic skills in language learning: listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will be introduced to the culture and geography of Spain and Latin America. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade Option. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation, AA GE, CSU GE, C-ID: SPAN 100)

SPAN 102 C Elementary Spanish II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 C with a grade of C or better or one year of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better is recommended

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course continues to emphasize the acquisition of basic skills in pronunciation, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will increase their knowledge of the culture, history, and geography of Spain and Latin America through lectures, slides, films, and reading and writing assignments. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SPAN 110)

SPAN 200 C Conversational Spanish 2 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 102 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 36 lecture. This course emphasizes extensive practice in oral expression and listening comprehension at intermediate and advanced levels of competency. The materials used facilitate discussions on cultural appreciation, history, and geography of Spain and Latin America. Students will watch films and read articles from magazines, newspapers, and other current material. This course is conducted in Spanish. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade Option. (CSU/UC, AA GE, CSU GE)

SPAN 201 C Spanish for Spanish Speakers I 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): A native or near-native speaking knowledge of Spanish for those who have had little or no formal education in the language

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is designed to address the language needs of students with Spanish-speaking background who have little or no formal training in Spanish. Emphasis will be placed on composition, advanced reading comprehension, standard vs. vernacular usages, and cross-language interference. The course's aim is to reinforce oral expression and comprehension, develop writing skills, build a wider base vocabulary by reading Spanish language literature. Duplicate credit not granted for SPAN 101 C/102 C. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. (CSU/UC, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SPAN 220)

SPAN 202 C  Spanish for Spanish Speakers II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201 C

Term hours: 90 lecture. This course is designed for students who are fluent in spoken, informal Spanish and who need to improve their writing, reading, and grammar skills. It furthers the mastery of formal, written communication in Spanish at the intermediate/advanced level while integrating in Hispanic, Latin American, and Chicano culture through increased practice in intermediate/advanced level readings. The course focuses on language challenges that Spanish speakers still encounter at the intermediate/advanced level, such as orthography, the inappropriate mix of English and Spanish in specific contexts, and standard Spanish as contrasted to regional variations. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Duplicate credit not given for SPAN 203 C. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SPAN 230)

SPAN 203 C Intermediate Spanish III 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 102 C with a grade of C or better or two years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better required.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course introduces the student to the more formal aspects of cultural appreciation through a selection of readings by modern Spanish and Spanish American authors. It also provides extensive practice in oral and written expression and a thorough review of grammatical concepts. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SPAN 200)

SPAN 204 C Intermediate Spanish IV 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 203 C or three years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 72 lecture. This course continues to emphasize acquisition of the more formal aspects of cultural appreciation through a selection of advanced readings by modern Spanish and Spanish American authors. It also provides extensive practice in oral and written expression and a thorough review of grammatical concepts. Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC, C-ID: SPAN 210)

SPAN 298 C Spanish Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This seminar is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of literature, language and culture through small group discussion. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. Fees may be required and payable at registration. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation)

SPAN 299 C Spanish Independent Study 0.5-2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

This course is designed for able students who wish to increase their knowledge of the Spanish Language through individual study or research. Unit credit may range from ½ to 2 units in any given semester. Consult the class schedule to verify credit for a particular term. Pass/No Pass or Letter Grade option. (CSU/UC Credit Limitation)

The courses taught by this department contribute to the General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes. Please refer to General Education and Basic Skills Program Learning Outcomes.