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Courses

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish (First Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SPAN 102, SPAN 200, SPAN 201, or SPAN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This introductory course develops Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It covers basic Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar. It also explores the history, geography, and customs of the Spanish-speaking world. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school Spanish. C-ID SPAN-100.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish (Second Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or two years of high school Spanish with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SPAN 200, SPAN 201, or SPAN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course continues to develop Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in SPAN 101, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Spanish. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Spanish-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the third year of high school Spanish. C-ID SPAN-110.

SPAN 160: Spanish for Healthcare Providers I

Units: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 101
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall

This Spanish course introduces medical vocabulary and context-specific communicative skills through culturally relevant materials pertaining to the healthcare field. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in SPAN 101, and it develops the student's cultural competency to help them better connect and have meaningful professional interactions with individuals in the healthcare field. This course is designed for beginning-level Spanish learners.

SPAN 161: Spanish for Healthcare Providers II

Units: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 160.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring

This Spanish course continues to develop medical vocabulary and context-specific communicative skills through culturally relevant materials pertaining to the healthcare field. It emphasizes the development of effective cross-cultural communication skills. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in SPAN 160, and it develops the student's cultural competency to help them better connect and have meaningful professional interactions with individuals in the healthcare field. This course is designed for beginning-level Spanish learners.

SPAN 200: Spanish for Native Speakers

Units: 4
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SPAN 201.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This intensive course prepares native Spanish speakers with little or no formal training in Spanish for more advanced courses. It addresses listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing while emphasizing the improvement of reading and writing skills. Students also learn about regional variations in standard Spanish, Spanglish and code-switching, and the relationship between language and cultural identity. (Formerly SPAN 203) UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for SPAN 200 or SPAN 201. C-ID SPAN-220.

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish (Third Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish with a C or better.
Enrollment Limitation: Not open to students with prior credit in SPAN 200 or SPAN 202.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This course continues to develop Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in SPAN 101 and SPAN 102, and it develops the student's ability to engage in casual conversation, express opinions, and make suggestions in Spanish. The course also provides for increased awareness of the Spanish-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts. This course corresponds to the fourth year of high school Spanish. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: Credit for SPAN 201 or SPAN 200. C-ID SPAN-200.

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish (Fourth Semester)

Units: 4
Prerequisites: SPAN 200 or SPAN 201 or four years of high school Spanish with a C or better.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

This course continues to develop Spanish language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading, and writing. It reviews and expands upon the vocabulary and grammatical structures introduced in SPAN 201. It also develops the student's ability to express opinions and make recommendations in Spanish-language debates and discussions. The course focuses on increasing awareness of the Spanish-speaking world's history, geography, and customs, including its socio-political practices and cultural artifacts, through extensive reading and writing assignments as well as oral presentations. C-ID SPAN-210.

SPAN 205: Hispanic Film, Literature, and Composition

Units: 3
Prerequisites: SPAN 200 or SPAN 202 or equivalent.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 2.50 hours, laboratory 1.50 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Spring even years

This introductory survey course examines Hispanic film and literary genres, including poetry, the essay, and narrative prose. Students complete written assignments and presentations (or discussions) based on Spanish-language films and assigned readings. The course helps students develop, structure, and write essays in Spanish. It also prepares students for upper-division Spanish courses.

SPAN 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

SPAN 296: Topics in Spanish

Units: 1-6
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Lecture 1 hour.
Lecture 2 hours.
Lecture 3 hours.
Lecture 4 hours.
Lecture 5 hours.
Lecture 6 hours.
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

This course gives students an opportunity to study topics in Spanish that are not included in regular course offerings. Each Topics course is announced, described, and given its own title and 296 number designation in the class schedule.

SPAN 299: Occupational Cooperative Work Experience

Units: 1-4
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged

Occupational Cooperative Work Experience Education is intended for students employed in a job directly related to their major. It allows such students the opportunity to apply the theories and skills of their discipline to their position and to undertake new responsibilities and learn new skills at work. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

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