Spanish Courses Offered
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COURSES OFFERED

Spanish 1
Elementary Spanish I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: eligibility for English 1A
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course introduces students to the development of skills for language acquisition in speaking, listening, reading, and writing linguistically appropriate Spanish. Students are also introduced to the cultural background of the language, including relationships among cultural practices and perspectives and the general aspects of every day life.  Technological support includes videos, DVDs, audio CDs, and Internet access to publishers' websites for tutoring and other support.
Note: This course is comparable to two years of high school Spanish.
*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Spanish 1 and Spanish 52A and 52B is four units.


Spanish 2
Elementary Spanish II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Spanish and Spanish-American culture, is a continuation of the study of elementary Spanish with an emphasis on listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students improve their pronunciation and speaking skills along with their understanding of spoken Spanish. Computer programs and audio and video tapes are available to reinforce the language skills acquired in the classroom.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Spanish.


Spanish 3
Intermediate Spanish I

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 2 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This intermediate course, taught within the context of Spanish and Spanish-American culture, emphasizes the study of the essentials of Spanish grammar and the fundamentals of formal Spanish composition. Through oral and written practice, students expand their Spanish vocabulary and use of idiomatic expressions. Student read materials of representative Spanish and Spanish-American authors.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Spanish.


Spanish 4
Intermediate Spanish II

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course, taught within the context of Spanish and Spanish-American culture, is a continuation of the study of essential Spanish grammar and formal composition. Through oral and written practice, students further expand their Spanish vocabulary and use of idiomatic expressions. Students read materials of representative Spanish and Spanish-American authors and participate in daily conversations.
Note: The prerequisite for this course is comparable to four years of high school Spanish.


Spanish 5
Advanced Spanish I

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This advanced course, taught within the context of Spanish and Spanish-American culture, is a survey of literature written by Spanish and Spanish-American writers. Students read and summarize the works of representative Spanish and Spanish-American writers to acquire fluency in the language. Written Spanish, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and functional grammar, is also included.


Spanish 6
Advanced Spanish II

3 units; 3 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 4 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This advanced course, taught within the context of Spanish and Spanish-American culture, introduces students to Spanish and Spanish-American literary criticism. Students learn how to write critically about the works of representative Spanish and Spanish-American writers to acquire fluency  in the language. Written Spanish, with an emphasis on vocabulary building and functional grammar, is also included.


Spanish 21
Beginning Conversational Spanish

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 1 with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

This course is designed to help students develop competency in Spanish oral expression, oral comprehension, pronunciation, and conversational strategies.

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Spanish 22
Intermediate Conversational Spanish

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 2, Spanish 21 with a minimum grade of C in prerequisite or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC

This course is designed for the intermediate student to develop Spanish language fluency in oral expression, increase oral comprehension, and improve pronunciation. Conversational topics are based upon the daily experiences and cultural life of the ethnic areas involved with the Spanish language.


Spanish 52A
Spanish for Native Speakers

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Recommended Preparation: native-speaking knowledge of Spanish
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is designed for students with a native-speaking knowledge of Spanish and who have little or no formal instruction in the Spanish language.  Students develop the cultural and linguistic ability to use correct spoken and written Spanish free from regionalisms and Anglicisms.  Students learn to correct faulty Spanish speech habits, improve vocabulary, and acquire skills in writing. Students also become familiar with the similarities and differences existing within and between the cultures of Spain, as well as the Caribbean and North and Central American Spanish speaking countries.
*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Spanish 1 and Spanish 52A and 52B is four units.


Spanish 52B
Spanish for Native Speakers

4 units; 5 hours lecture
Prerequisite: Spanish 52A with a minimum grade of C or equivalent
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC*

This course is designed for students with a native-speaking knowledge of Spanish and who have had some formal instruction in the Spanish language.  Students strengthen their cultural and linguistic ability to use correct spoken and written Spanish free from regionalism and Anglicisms. Students master the ability to correct faulty Spanish speech habits, improve vocabulary, and acquire skills in writing. Students deepen their understanding of similarities and differences existing within and between the cultures of Central and South American Spanish speaking countries.
*Note: The maximum UC credit allowed for students completing Spanish 1 and Spanish 52A and 52B is four units.


Spanish 99

(formerly Spanish 99abc)
Independent Study

1-3 units; hours to be arranged
Enrollment Limitation: two courses in Spanish with a minimum grade of B
in each
and acknowledgment by the instructor with whom the student will work
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU, UC - limitations apply

This course provides special advanced studies in a subject field of Spanish education not covered in the regular departmental offerings. Regular conferences with the instructor are coordinated with assigned Spanish education projects (60 hours per unit).

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