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Spanish Course Descriptions

Spanish 1 - Elementary Spanish, 5 units
(Course will be taught Online in the near future)                 

This course provides an introduction to the Spanish language and the cultures of its speakers.  Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture are studied to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken and written Spanish.  Special emphasis is given to development of oral and aural skills by use of the language lab.Five lecture hours and one lab hour per week.  CSU, UC.  (No prerequisite.)

Spanish 1A - Fundamentals of Spanish 1A, 3 units  

This course provides an introduction to the Spanish language and  culture. Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture are studied.  Special emphasis is given to development of oral and aural skills.  Spanish 1A and 1 B must be taken to get credit for Spanish 1.  Upon completion of Spanish 1A and 1B, CSU will only accept five units for transfer. Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.  CSU  (No prerequisite.)
NOTE:  This course will first be offered in Fall 2003.

Spanish 1B - Fundamentals of Spanish 1B, 3 units

This course is a continuation of Spanish 1A.  It provides an introduction to the Spanish language and  culture. Fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture are studied.  Special emphasis is given to development of oral and aural skills.  Spanish 1A and 1 B must be taken to get credit for Spanish 1.  Upon completion of Spanish 1A and 1B, CSU will only accept five units for transfer.

Three lecture hours and one lab hour per week.  CSU  (Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1B with a grade of "C" or better.)
NOTE:  This course will first be offered in Spring 2004.

Spanish 2 - Elementary Spanish, 5 units
(Course will be taught Online in the near future)

This course is a continuation of Spanish 1.  Further study of fundamentals of pronunciation, structure and Hispanic culture are studied to develop the ability to use and understand basic spoken and written Spanish.  Use of language laboratory is required in order to continue the development of oral and aural skills. Five lecture hours and one lab hour per week.  CSU, UC.  (Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 1, or Spanish             

Spanish 3 - Intermediate Spanish, 3 units

A comprehensive review of the basic grammatical structure of Spanish, vocabulary building, development of conversation and composition skills, reading of simple literary texts and articles of social interest.
Three lecture hours per week.  CSU, UC.  (Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 2 or two years of high school Spanish.) 

        Spanish 4 - Intermediate Spanish, 3 units           

A continuation of a comprehensive review of the basic grammatical structure of Spanish, vocabulary building, development of conversation and composition skills, reading of simple literary texts and articles of social interest.
Three lecture hours per week.  CSU, UC.  (Prerequisite: Completion of Spanish 3 or three years of high school Spanish.) 

Spanish 10 - Spanish for Spanish Speakers, 3 units
(Course will be taught Online in the near future)

Designed to fulfill the particular needs of bilingual students with special emphasis on the grammar of the language and the development of writing, reading and speaking.  Conducted in Spanish.
Three lecture hours per week.  CSU, UC.  (Recommended preparation: Speaking ability in Spanish.) 

Spanish 25 - Conversational Spanish I, 3 units

This is the first of two courses covering the essentials of Spanish conversation with the objective if developing fluency in oral communication using situations the student will commonly encounter.  Introduction to simple Spanish structures and grammar with emphasis on the spoken language.

Three lecture hours per week.  CSU.  (No prerequisite.) 

Spanish 26 - Conversational Spanish II, 3 units

This is the second of two courses covering the essentials of Spanish conversation.  Intensive oral and aural practice in the language with the objectives of developing fluency and increasing vocabulary through the study of common cross-cultural situations.  Introduction to more complex Spanish structure and grammar with emphasis on the spoken language.

Three lecture hours per week.  Prerequisite:  Conversational Spanish 25 or the ability to speak Spanish with a level of fluency equivalent to completion of Spanish 25 or with the consent of the instructor. 

Spanish 28 - Special Topics

See Special Topics listing (Variable Units).

Spanish 28A - Spanish for Child Development, 3 units

An introduction to the Spanish language using situations the early childhood educator will commonly encounter.  Introduction to simple Spanish structures and grammar with an emphasis on the spoken language and a bilingual/bicultural approach to early childhood education. 

Spanish 30-Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals I, 3 units

This course provides basic conversational skills for nursing and healthcare students, as well as other medical and hospital personnel, who must communicate quickly and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients.  Conducted in Spanish and in English.

Three lecture hours per week.  CSU  (No prerequisite.)

Spanish 31 - Conversational Spanish for Healthcare Professionals II, 3 units

This course is a continuation of Spanish 30.  It provides intermediate conversational skills for nursing and healthcare students, as well as other medical and hospital personnel, who must communicate quickly and effectively with Spanish-speaking patients.  Conducted in Spanish and in English.

Three lecture hours per week.  CSU   Prerequisite:  Spanish 30 with a grade of "C" or higher or consent of instructor.

Spanish 35 - Spanish for Business, 3 units
(Course is also taught Online)

This course is designed to give students a foundation in Spanish business terminology and prepare them with the knowledge necessary to function in business and professional settings in Spanish speaking countries and where is Spanish is used in the U.S.  Emphasis will be placed on acquiring basic communication skills and specialized vocabulary on topics related to business and finance.  Course is conducted mainly in Spanish.
Three lecture hours per week.  CSU (Prerequisite:  Ability to speak Spanish recommended.)

 


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