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Class Schedule
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Course Descriptions

SPAN 110 ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Units (Grade Option) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Provides students with no prior knowledge of Spanish the opportunity to develop basic oral communication skills that allows them to use the language to talk about themselves, families, studies, occupations, surroundings, etc. Basic reading comprehension and writing skills are also developed. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are highlighted, in order to raise cultural awareness and to use the language in a culturally appropriate manner. Transfer: CSU, UC.

SPAN 111 ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Equivalent to the first half of SPAN 110. Provides students with no prior knowledge of Spanish the opportunity to develop basic oral communication skills that allows them to use the language to talk about themselves, their families, their studies, other occupations, their surroundings, etc. Basic reading comprehension and writing skills are also developed. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are highlighted, in order to raise cultural awareness and to use the language in a culturally appropriate manner. Transfer: CSU, UC*.

SPAN 112 ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 111.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 111. Equivalent to the second half of SPAN 110. Provides students with minimum prior knowledge of Spanish the opportunity to develop basic oral communication skills that allows them to use the language to talk about themselves, their families, their studies, other occupations, their surroundings, etc. Basic reading comprehension and writing skills are also developed. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are highlighted, in order to raise cultural awareness and to use the language in a culturally appropriate manner. (SPAN 111 and 112 are equivalent to SPAN 110.) Transfer: CSU, UC*.

SPAN 120 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH

Units (Grade Option) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 110 or 112, or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 110 or 112, for students who can use Spanish to talk about the "here and now" and narrate a simple story in the past. Students further develop and practice oral and written communication skills in many contexts (health, pressures and conveniences of modern life, the arts, the environment, social life, the workplace, government and civic responsibilities and travel). Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are emphasized. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 6)

SPAN 121 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 110 or 112, or equivalent.

Description: Equivalent to the first half of SPAN 120. Continuation of SPAN 110 or 112, for students who can use Spanish to talk about the "here and now" and narrate a simple story in the past. Students further develop and practice oral and written communication skills in many contexts (health, pressures and conveniences of modern life, the arts, free-time activities). Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are emphasized. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC*.

SPAN 122 ADVANCED ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 121 or equivalent.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 121. Designed for students who can use Spanish to talk about the "here and now", narrate stories in the past, and express feelings and opinions. Students further develop and practice oral and written communication skills in many contexts (environmental issues, social life, the workplace, government and civic responsibilities and travel). Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world are emphasized. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC*. (IGETC: 6)

SPAN 130 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Units (Grade Option) 5; Class Hours: Minimum of 80 lecture/32 by arrangement online lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 120 or 122, or equivalent.

Description: Vocabulary development in topics such as the environment, inventions and innovations, human and civil rights, diversity and discrimination, relationships, show business, food and nutrition. Preterit and imperfect, indicative and subjunctive, perfect tenses, conditional sentences. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world presented through literature, songs, art, videos, newspapers, internet. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 131 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 120 or 122, or equivalent.

Description: Vocabulary development in topics such as the environment, inventions and innovations, human and civil rights. Preterit and imperfect, present indicative and subjunctive, plans and preferences. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world presented through literature, songs, art, videos, newspapers, internet. Class is conducted primarily in Spanish. This course is equal to approximately the first half of SPAN 130. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC*.

SPAN 132 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 131.

Description: Vocabulary development in topics such as diversity and discrimination, relationships, show business, food and nutrition. Indicative and subjunctive (present and past), perfect tenses, conditional sentences. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world presented through literature, art, songs, videos, newspapers, internet. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. This course is equal to approximately the second half of SPAN 130. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC*.

SPAN 140 ADVANCED INTERMEDIATE SPANISH

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 100; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 130 or 132, or equivalent.

Description: Vocabulary development and composition in topics such as social and economic issues, work-related and spare-time activities, breakthroughs in technology and medicine. Cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world related to these topics are presented through literature, art, songs, videos, newspapers, internet. Pluperfect subjunctive, relative pronouns, indirect speech, passive voice. The class is conducted primarily in Spanish. Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 150 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS I

Units (Grade Option) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed primarily for Spanish speaking students who are comfortable with oral communication. This course includes vocabulary development, spelling and accents, registers, dialectal variation, cultural readings and introduction to Spanish language literature of South America, Spain, and Spanish-speaking cultures of the United States. Students expand on their own experience and values, and develop an appreciation of the diversity of the various Latino cultures and their influence in the US. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 152 SPANISH FOR HERITAGE SPEAKERS II

Units (Grade Option) 4; Class Hours: Minimum of 64 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed primarily for Spanish speaking students who are comfortable with oral communication. This course includes vocabulary development, spelling and accents, registers, dialectal variation, cultural readings and introduction to Spanish language literature of Central America and the Caribbean. Students expand on their own experience and values, and develop an appreciation of the diversity of the various Latino cultures and their influence in the US. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 161 LATINO LITERATURE I

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 110; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 140 or 150 or 152, or equivalent.

Description: Literary survey of the best novels, poetry, and short stories in Latin American literature of the 19th century, contextualized in cultural, sociological, and political framework. Through the works of literary greats, students develop an appreciation of the diversity of experience and values of the various Latino cultures and their influence in the U.S. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 162 LATINO LITERATURE II

Units (Grade Option) 3; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 110; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 140 or 150 or 152, or equivalent.

Description: Literary survey of the best novels, poetry, and short stories in Latin American literature of the 20th century, contextualized in cultural, sociological, and political framework. Through the works of literary greats, students develop an appreciation of the diversity of experience and values of the various Latino cultures and their influence in the U.S. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. (Fulfills Associate degree Ethnic Studies requirement.) Transfer: CSU: C2, UC. (IGETC: 3B, 6)

SPAN 680CA SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONS I

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Course equips students in health-related fields with language tools to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients: rudimentary -yet flexible and high frequency- elements of grammar, medical vocabulary, cultural differences in health practices and communication styles of Latino patients. Transfer: CSU.

SPAN 680CB SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PROFESSIONS II

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 680CA or equivalent.

Description: This course is a continuation of SPAN 680CA, and it expands students' knowledge of medical Spanish so that they are better able to communicate with Spanish-speaking patients. Students learn more Spanish grammar, expand their medical vocabulary and discuss a variety of health-related aspects of Spanish culture. Transfer: CSU.

SPAN 695 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Units (Grade Option) 0.5-3; Class Hours: By Arrangement; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836 and ENGL 836; or ENGL 847 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: Designed for students who are interested in furthering their knowledge via self-paced, individualized instruction provided in selected areas or directed study to be arranged with instructor and approved by the division dean using the Independent Study Form. Varying modes of instruction can be used -- laboratory, research, skill development, etc. For each unit earned, students are required to devote three hours per week throughout the semester. Students may take only one Independent Study course within a given discipline. Transfer: CSU.

SPAN 801 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): None.

Description: A conversational course that provides students with no prior knowledge of Spanish the opportunity to develop basic oral communication skills that allow them to use the language to talk about themselves, their families, their studies, other occupations and their surroundings. Also included are the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world such as how to address people, the educational system, family structure and clothing. (This course does not fulfill language requirement at California State Universities or at the University of California.)

SPAN 802 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 801.

Description: Continuation of SPAN 801. A conversational course that provides students with minimum prior knowledge of Spanish the opportunity to develop basic oral communication skills that allow them to use the language to talk about themselves, daily routines, vacations and past events. Also included are the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world such as food and meal related activities, festivities and celebrations and spare time activities. (This course does not fulfill language requirement at California State Universities or at the University of California.)

SPAN 803 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH III

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 802.

Description: Continuation of Spanish 802. A conversational course for students who can use Spanish to talk about the "here and now" and narrate a simple story in the past. Students learn to narrate more complex stories in the past and to express feelings and opinions. Students further develop and practice conversation skills in contexts such as health, pressures and conveniences of modern life and the arts, and discuss the cultural aspects of these topics in the Spanish-speaking world. (This course does not fulfill language requirement at California State Universities or at the University of California.)

SPAN 804 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH IV

Units (Grade Option) 2; Class Hours: Minimum of 48 lecture/16 by arrangement lab hours/semester; Recommended: Eligibility for READ 836, and ENGL 836 or ESL 400; Prerequisite(s): SPAN 803.

Description: Continuation of Spanish 803. A conversational course for students who can use Spanish to talk about the "here and now" and narrate stories in the past and express feelings and opinions. Students learn to talk about hypothetical situations. Students further develop and practice conversation skills in contexts such as environment, social life, the workplace, civic responsibilities and travel, and discuss the cultural aspects of these topics in the Spanish-speaking world. (This course does not fulfill language requirement at California State Universities or at the University of California.)

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