Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101 F Elementary Spanish I 5 Units

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on the four major skills of language learning, listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. Included is an introduction to customs, culture, and civilization of Spanish-speaking countries. This course is conducted primarily in Spanish and requires completion of weekly lab assignments. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: SPAN 100)

SPAN 101HF Honors Elementary Spanish I 5 Units

90 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course requires significant individual projects and study plans on the part of the student. The course focuses on the four major skills of language learning, listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. Included is an introduction to customs, culture, and civilization of Spanish-speaking countries. This course is conducted primarily in Spanish and requires completion of weekly lab assignments. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation) AA GE, CSU GE (C-ID: SPAN 100)

SPAN 102 F Elementary Spanish II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or SPAN 101HF with a grade of C or better or one year of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture per term. This course continues to focus on the four major skills of language learning, listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. Included is an introduction to customs, culture, and civilization of Spanish-speaking countries. This course is conducted primarily in Spanish and requires completion of weekly lab assignments. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SPAN 110)

SPAN 102HF Honors Elementary Spanish II 5 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 101 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or SPAN 101HF with a grade of C or better or Pass or one year of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better

90 hours lecture per term. This Honors-enhanced course requires significant individual projects and study plans on the part of the student. This course continues to focus on the four major skills of language learning, listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, and the grammar and vocabulary necessary to acquire these skills. Included is an introduction to customs, culture, and civilization of Spanish-speaking countries. This course is conducted primarily in Spanish and requires completion of weekly lab assignments. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SPAN 110)

SPAN 200 F Conversational Spanish 2 Units

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

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 36 hours lecture per term. This course focuses on improving listening comprehension and speaking skills in simulated real-life situations. Reading, writing and cultural components are included. This course may be taken concurrently with SPAN 203 F, 204 F, 205 F, and 206 F. Instruction will be conducted entirely in Spanish. (CSU) (Degree Credit)

SPAN 201 F  Spanish for the Spanish Speaker 5 Units

Advisory: Native or near-native Spanish language proficiency.

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 90 hours lecture per term. This course is designed to improve the communicative skills in Spanish for bilingual students. Although the course addresses all four skills of language learning, listening comprehensive, speaking, reading and writing, the emphasis of the course is to improve reading and writing skills in Spanish through the study of grammar, spelling, vocabulary and composition. Selective readings of Hispanic writers will be used to enhance knowledge of literature and culture. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Students that take either SPAN 101 F or SPAN 102 F or SPAN 203 (or all of these) may not receive credit for SPAN 201 F. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: SPAN 201 F and SPAN 203 F combined; maximum credit one course.) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SPAN 220)

SPAN 203 F Intermediate Spanish III 4 Units

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

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 72 hours lecture per term. This course includes development of listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing Spanish-based on cultural and literary materials. This course emphasizes oral communication and provides an expanded review of key grammatical concepts. (CSU) (UC Credit Limitation: SPAN 201 F and SPAN 203 F combined; maximum credit one course) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SPAN 200)

SPAN 204 F Intermediate Spanish IV 4 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 201 F or SPAN 203 F, with a grade of Pass or C or better or three years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better.

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 72 hours lecture per term. This course continues the development of listening and reading comprehension, speaking and writing Spanish based on cultural and literary materials. This course emphasizes intermediate-advanced oral communication, provides an extended review of key grammatical concepts and vocabulary, and fosters understanding and appreciation of Spanish and Latin American culture by introducing literary readings. (CSU) (UC) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC (C-ID: SPAN 210)

SPAN 205 F  Introduction to Spanish Literature 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 204 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or four years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture per term. This survey course begins with the Middle Ages to the present covering history, culture and literary writings from Spain. The instruction is in Spanish. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SPAN 206 F  Introduction to Latin American Literature 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 204 F with a grade of C or better or Pass or four years of high school Spanish with a grade of C or better

Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass option. 54 hours lecture per term. This survey course begins with pre-Columbian literature to the present covering history, culture and literary writings from Latin American countries. The instruction is in Spanish. This course fulfills the Multicultural Education Requirement for graduation. (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC

SPAN 207 F Children's Literature/Spanish 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 203 F with a grade of C or better or Pass

54 hours lecture per term. This is an introductory course in Spanish children's literature. Emphasis is placed on the development of oral interpretation skills. Practical skills are given in locating appropriate literature for Spanish-speaking children and adolescents. The focus will be on Latin American and/or Spanish mythology, folklore, contemporary short stories, poetry, drama, games and songs for children. This course is recommended for the bilingual instructor. Instruction is almost entirely in Spanish (Not currently being offered -- if interested, contact Division Office.) (CSU) (UC) (Degree Credit) AA GE, CSU GE