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Spanish Course Descriptions

SPA 111  Elementary Spanish I

This course introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Spanish speaking countries and territories:
argentina flag Argentina Ecuador flag Ecuador Panama flag Panama
Bolivia flag Bolivia El Salvador flag El Salvador Paraguay flag Paraguay
chile flag Chile Equatorial Guinea flag Equatorial Guinea Peru flag Peru
Columbia flag Colombia Guatemala flag Guatemala Puerto Rico flag Puerto Rico
Costa Rica Flag Costa Rica Honduras flag Honduras Spain flag Spain
Cuba flag Cuba Mexico flag Mexico Uruguay flag Uruguay
Dominican Republic flag Dominican Republic Nicaragua flag Nicaragua Venezuela flag Venezuela
and a significant number of the populations of
Belize Belize Gilbraltar Gibraltar United States United States
Philippines Philippines Andorra Andorra  

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisites: SPA 181

SPA 111 Course Outline

SPA 112  Elementary Spanish II

This course is a continuation of SPA 111 and focuses on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the progressive development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish and should be able to demonstrate further cultural awareness. This course must be taken with the accompanying lab. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites:ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 111

Corequisites: SPA 182

SPA 112 Course Outline

SPA 120  Spanish for the Workplace

This course offers applied Spanish for the workplace to facilitate basic communication with people whose native language is Spanish. Emphasis is on oral communication and career-specific vocabulary that targets health, business, and/or public service professions. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate at a functional level with native speakers and demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Strong emphasis will be on the knowledge and understanding of the Hispanic culture.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 080 and RED 080 or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: ENG 090 or satisfactory score on placement test

SPA 120 Course Outline

SPA 161  Cultural Immersion

This course explores Hispanic culture through intensive study taking place on campus and during a field experience in a host country or area. Topics include an overview of linguistic, historical, geographical, sociopolitical, economic, and/or artistic concerns of the area visited. Upon completion, students should be able to exhibit first-hand knowledge of issues pertinent to the host area and demonstrate understanding of cultural differences. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 2; Lab, 3

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: SPA 111

Corequisite: None

SPA 161 Course Outline

SPA 181  Spanish Lab 1

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test

Corequisite: SPA 111.

SPA 181 Course Outline

SPA 182  Spanish Lab 2

This course provides an opportunity to enhance acquisition of the fundamental elements of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the progressive development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisite: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPA 181

Corequisite: SPA 112.

SPA 182 Course Outline

SPA 211  Intermediate Spanish I

This course provides a review and expansion of the essential skills of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future. Listening comprehension is reinforced with audiotapes outside the classroom. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 112

Corequisite: None

SPA 211 Course Outline

SPA 212  Intermediate Spanish II

This course provides a continuation of SPA 211. Emphasis is on the continuing study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate spontaneously and accurately with increasing complexity and sophistication. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for the general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 211

Corequisite: None

SPA 212 Course Outline

SPA 221  Spanish Conversation

This course provides an opportunity for intensive communication in spoken Spanish. Emphasis is on vocabulary acquisition and interactive communication through the discussion of media materials and authentic texts. Upon completion, students should be able to discuss selected topics, express ideas and opinions clearly, and engage in formal and informal conversations. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a pre-major and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test and SPA 212 or permission of program director

Corequisite: None

SPA 221 Course Outline

SPA 231  Reading and Composition

This course provides an opportunity for intensive reading and composition in Spanish.  Emphasis is on the use of literary and cultural materials to enhance and expand reading and writing skills.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate in writing an in-depth understanding of assigned readings. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0

Semester Hours Credit: 3

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPA 212 or permission of program director

Corequisite: None

SPA 231 Course Outline

SPA 281  Spanish Lab 3

This course provides an opportunity to enhance the review and expansion of the essential skills of the Spanish language. Emphasis is placed on the study of authentic and representative literary and cultural texts through the use of various supplementary learning media and materials. Stress is placed on the use of sophisticated grammatical structures indispensable to the art of translation and interpretation. Upon completion, students should be able to communicate effectively, accurately, and creatively about the past, present, and future. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement for transferability as a premajor and/or elective course requirement.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 0; Lab, 2

Semester Hours Credit: 1

Prerequisites: ENG 090 and RED 090 or DRE 098, or satisfactory score on placement test, SPA 182

Corequisite: None

SPA 281 Course Outline: Not Available
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