Spanish (SPAN)



86A Spanish for Law Enforcement Officers - 1 hour lecture, 1 unit (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: Spanish 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent. Students are recommended to have some previous knowledge of the Spanish language before enrolling in Spanish 086A.
This course is open to any student that may or may not be pursuing a career in law enforcement. It is a practical study of Spanish for students employed in the field of law enforcement, especially those enrolled in the San Diego Police Department Language Certificate Program. Emphasis is placed on developing Spanish language skills and cultural understanding through activities and role play related to application in the field of law enforcement. In addition to students enrolled in the San Diego Police Department Language Certificate Program, this course is open to those working in other areas of law enforcement, such as the County Sheriff’s Department and the Border Patrol. (FT) AA/AS.

101 First Course in Spanish - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Advisory: English 43 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for or concurrent enrollment in Spanish 100.
This interactive course introduces students to the Spanish language and the cultures of the Spanish speaking world. Students use basic Spanish language structures and vocabulary to speak, listen, read, and write in cultural context at the novice level. This course is intended for all students interested in gaining proficiency in the Spanish language for academic purposes and/or personal enrichment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Corresponds to two years of high school study. Spanish (SPAN) 100, 101-102 combined: maximum credit, 10 units.

102 Second Course in Spanish -  5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 101 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or two years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Advisory: English 43 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or Assessment Skill Level W4.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for or concurrent enrollment in Spanish 100.
This interactive course is the second in the Spanish language series. Students use increasingly complex Spanish language structures to speak, listen, read, and write in cultural context at the novice-high level. This course is intended for all students interested in gaining proficiency in the Spanish language for academic purposes and/or personal enrichment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Spanish (SPAN) 100, 101-102 combined: maximum credit, 10 units.

201 Third Course in Spanish - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent, or three years of high school Spanish.
This interactive course is the third in the Spanish language series. Students use increasingly complex language structures and vocabulary to develop the functional competence required to communicate beyond survival needs and to discuss and express opinions on abstract topics related to the arts, lifestyle, linguistics, and literature at the intermediate level. This course is intended for students majoring in Spanish and anyone interested in gaining proficiency in the Spanish language for academic purposes and/or personal enrichment. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Spanish (SPAN) 201- 202 and Chicano Studies (CHIC) 203-204 combined: maximum credit, one series.

202 Fourth Course in Spanish - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with credit for Spanish 200.
This course is offered as an advanced intermediate level course. It reviews and furthers grammatical features in Spanish through oral and written communication within a cultural background. Readings of literary and/or culturally relevant authentic materials are examined in depth. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: Spanish (SPAN) 201-202 and Chicano Studies (CHIC) 203-204 combined: maximum credit, one series.

210 Conversation and Composition Spanish I - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 102 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
This course further develops oral comprehension and fluency as well as written communication at a mid-intermediate level in Spanish through culturally relevant materials. Students increase vocabulary, dramatize everyday topics of conversation, interpret and describe materials, and compare and contrast Latin American and Spanish cultures with U.S. culture both orally and in writing. Writing strategies are emphasized and literature is introduced. This course is intended for students who want to enhance their skills in the Spanish language. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

211 Conversation and Composition Spanish II - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 210 with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent.
This course further develops oral comprehension and fluency as well as written communication at an advanced intermediate level in Spanish through culturally relevant materials. Students further increase vocabulary, dramatize everyday topics of conversation, interpret and describe materials, and compare and contrast Latin American and Spanish cultures with U.S. culture, both orally and in writing. Pre-reading strategies introduced in Spanish 210 are used as a basis upon which to build course emphasis in reading. More literature is introduced. This course is intended for students who want to further enhance their skills in Spanish. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

215 Spanish for Spanish Speakers I - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Spanish 201.
This course is designed for students who are fluent in spoken, informal Spanish and who need to improve their writing, reading, and grammar skills. Emphasis is placed on formal, written communication skills in Spanish at the intermediate level, and the study of Hispanic and Chicano culture through contemporary reading materials. The course focuses on language challenges particular to Spanish speakers such as orthography, the inappropriate mix of English and Spanish, and contrasts between standard Spanish and regional variations. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

216 Spanish for Spanish Speakers II - 5 hours lecture, 5 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Prerequisite: Spanish 215 or Spanish 201 with a grade of "C" or better, or equivalent.
Limitation on Enrollment: This course is not open to students with previous credit for Spanish 202, or to Spanish speakers who have received the equivalent of a high school degree in a Spanish speaking country.
This course is the continuation of Spanish 215. It is designed for students who are fluent in spoken, informal Spanish and who need to improve their writing, reading, and grammar skills. It furthers the mastery of formal, written communication in Spanish at the intermediate-advanced level, while integrating instruction in Hispanic and Chicano culture through increased practice in intermediate-advanced level readings, relevant, and authentic materials. The course focuses on language challenges that Spanish speakers still encounter at intermediate-advanced level, such as orthography, the inappropriate mix of English and Spanish in specific contexts, and standard Spanish as contrasted with regional variations. This course is conducted entirely in Spanish. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

290 Independent Study - Hours by Arrangement, 1-3 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: Must obtain an Add Code from instructor for registration.
For intermediate students who wish to work on special projects. AA/AS; CSU.

296 Individual Instruction in Spanish - 1.5 - 6 hours lab,.5 - 2 units (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass Option)

Limitation on Enrollment: Concurrent enrollment in a designated Spanish course is required. The instructor of the related course will supply Add Code to the student, which permits registration in the course.
This is a supplementary course designed to reinforce student achievement of the learning objectives and is offered concurrently with a designated Spanish course. Learning activities may employ a variety of self-paced multimedia systems or laboratory or field research arrangements to assist students in reaching the specific learning objectives in the concurrent Spanish course. AA/AS; CSU.