Credit Courses

(SPA) Spanish

Note: Students who have taken two or more years of a foreign language, and have done so in the last two years, should begin that language at the 200 level or switch to a new language. If there is doubt, placement will be determined by testing or consultation with the academic division.

General Education course Humanities
SPA 101 - Beginning Spanish I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: placement by exam or permission of instructor
[not open to students who received a C- or better in high school Spanish] The first in a sequence of courses designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Spoken communication in Spanish is both the end goal and the means of instruction. Emphasizes the four communicative skills in a culturally authentic context. Reading and writing are assigned out of class to facilitate effective listening and speaking practice in class. Basic grammar skills are also introduced. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 101 with a minimum C- grade, placement by exam, or permission of instructor
[not open to students who have passed two or more years of high school Spanish] The second in a sequence of courses designed for students with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Spoken communication in Spanish is both the end goal and the means of instruction. Emphasizes the four communicative skills in an authentic language context. Reading, writing, and grammar study are assigned out of class to facilitate effective listening and speaking practice in class. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities / Diversity and Global Perspective
SPA 110 - Hispanic Culture (3 credits)
A survey course that explores the culture, nation, language, geography, and power within a region or regions of the Spanish-speaking world; topic to be determined by instructor based on expertise or, in the case of study abroad, based on the country or region of travel. Concepts are treated synchronically, diachronically, and politically. [Taught in English; does not fulfill foreign language requirement.] 3 lecture hours

SPA 121 - Spanish for Health Providers I (3 credits)
The first in a sequence of courses designed for healthcare students and professionals with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Spoken communication in Spanish is both the end goal and the means of instruction. Emphasizes listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish within the context of providing healthcare, medicine, and well-being. Reading and writing are assigned out of class to facilitate effective listening and speaking practice in class. Basic grammar is also introduced. 3 lecture hours
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SPA 122 - Spanish for Health Providers II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 101 or SPA 121
The second in a sequence of courses designed for healthcare students and professionals with little or no prior knowledge of Spanish. Spoken communication in Spanish continues as both the end goal and the means of instruction. Builds on listening, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish within the context of providing healthcare, medicine, and well-being. Reading and writing are assigned out of class to facilitate effective listening and speaking practice in class. Basic grammar is also introduced. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
SPA 151 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 102 with a minimum C grade, placement by exam, or permission of instructor
The first third (five weeks) of the semester is dedicated to a review of beginner-level grammar and vocabulary. The class then transitions to short readings and guided discussions which apply the reviewed language to topics of Hispanic culture, politics, and history. Spanish communication is the means and end goal of instruction. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
SPA 152 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 151 with a minimum C- grade, placement by exam, or permission of instructor
Continuation of SPA 151. Previously learned grammar is reviewed and applied - typically in the present tense - to discussions and debates of topics in Hispanic culture, politics, and history. Spanish reading, writing, listening and speaking are the means and end goal of instruction. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
SPA 251 - Advanced Spanish I (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 152 or permission of instructor
A conversation course which covers a variety of topics related to Hispanic culture through the reading and interpretation of texts including examples of authentic Hispanic literature. Taught entirely in Spanish, this course additionally develops speaking and writing skills, builds vocabulary, and stimulates debate, conversation, and class discussion. 3 lecture hours
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General Education course Humanities
SPA 252 - Advanced Spanish II (3 credits)
Prerequisite: SPA 152 or permission of instructor
A grammar course taught conversationally in Spanish and within the context of topics related to Hispanic culture and society, including some reading from authentic Hispanic literature. Involves vocabulary building, but mainly emphasizes review and oral practice of grammatical constructions to improve the non-native student's oral and written communication skills. 3 lecture hours
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