Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN-101  Elementary Spanish I  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course emphasizes pronunciation, oral practice, basic grammar of the Spanish language and study of the Hispanic culture and civilization.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 100

IGETC Area(s): 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-101A  Introduction to Spanish 101  

2 Units (LEC 32-36)

This course is for students who have not previously studied Spanish and is equivalent to the first half of SPAN 101. The course emphasizes pronunciation, oral practice, basic grammar of the Spanish language, and study of Hispanic culture and civilization. Students must also complete SPAN 101B to earn the equivalent of SPAN 101.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

SPAN-101B  Introduction to Spanish 101 (Continuation)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed for students that have minimal experience with Spanish. This course emphasizes pronunciation, oral practice, basic grammar of the Spanish language, and study of Hispanic culture and civilization.

Prerequisite: SPAN-101A (with a grade of C or better) or successful completion of one year of high school Spanish.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-102  Elementary Spanish II  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course is a continuation of skills learned in Spanish 101. Students will become more proficient in the use of the Spanish language through reading, writing, listening and speaking. Student will gain more knowledge of the culture and civilization of the 21 Spanish speaking countries. Proper uses of object pronouns and past tenses will be emphasized.

Prerequisite: SPAN-101 (with a grade of C or better) or two years of high school Spanish.

Other Enrollment Criteria: SPAN-102 cannot be taken concurrently with SPAN-101, SPAN-201, SPAN-202, SPAN-203 or SPAN-204.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 110

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-141  Spanish through Film (formerly SPAN-240)  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed to expand the study of written and spoken Spanish through discussion and written analysis of selected Spanish films. Films will be viewed and analyzed to practice aural comprehension and dialectology, vocabulary, culture, oral practice, and grammar. (formerly SPAN 240)

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

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-201  Intermediate Spanish I  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course is a continuation of Spanish 102, it introduces more advanced grammar and vocabulary with added emphasis on speaking reading and writing.

Prerequisite: SPAN-102 (with a grade of C or better) or three years of high school Spanish.

Other Enrollment Criteria: SPAN-201 cannot be taken concurrently with SPAN-101, SPAN-102, SPAN-202, SPAN-203 or SPAN-204.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 200

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-202  Intermediate Spanish II  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course is a continuation of skills learned in Spanish 201. This course emphasizes the usage of advanced grammar and vocabulary with major emphasis on reading and writing.

Prerequisite: SPAN-201 (with a grade of C or better) or four years of high school Spanish.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-203  Spanish for Native Speakers I  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. It provides instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course increases awareness of linguistic registers, discusses items beyond the familiar routine and develop an appreciation for the Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the United States. This course is entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Three years of high school Spanish or AP Spanish or Spanish for Native Speakers courses. Other Enrollment Criteria: SPAN-203 cannot be taken concurrently with SPAN-101, SPAN-102, SPAN-201 or SPAN-202.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-204  Spanish for Native Speakers II  

4 Units (LEC 64-72)

This course is the continuation of Spanish 203 and continues to provide instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course will continue to increase awareness of linguistic registers, discuss items beyond the familiar routine and expand upon their appreciation for the Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the US. This course is entirely conducted in Spanish.

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

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 230

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS C

SPAN-230  Spanish Composition I  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is designed for students wishing to further develop their writing skills in Spanish as well as aural comprehension and oral fluency at an intermediate level in Spanish through culturally relevant materials. This course is for students who want to enhance their Spanish skills and for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

Prerequisite: SPAN-201 or SPAN-203 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C2

SPAN-231  Spanish Composition II  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course is a continuation of SPAN 230. SPAN 231 is designed for students wishing to further develop their writing skills in Spanish as well as aural comprehension and oral fluency at a mid-intermediate level in Spanish through culturally relevant materials. This course is for students who want to enhance their Spanish skills and for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution.

Prerequisite: SPAN-230 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

CSU Area(s): C2

SPAN-251  Intermediate Spanish Conversation I  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course emphasizes pronunciation, oral practice, and reviews the fundamentals of grammar and vocabulary. The study of Hispanic culture and civilization will be covered throughout all readings and assignments.

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

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B

CSU Area(s): C2

SPAN-252  Intermediate Spanish Conversation II  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course further develops communicative skills for everyday contact with Spanish-speaking people. This course emphasizes pronunciation, oral practice, and the study of Hispanic culture and civilization. Students will also review the fundamentals of grammar and introduce new vocabulary.

Prerequisite: SPAN-201 or SPAN-251 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

IGETC Area(s): 3B, 6A

CSU Area(s): C2

SPAN-299  Special Projects: Spanish  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Spanish classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only