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Spanish (SPAN)




103 Introductory Spanish I
3 credit hours

Offered fall semester. Three hours lecture.

Develops speaking and understanding skills through a conversational approach.

104 Introductory Spanish II
3 credit hours

Offered spring semester. Three hours lecture.

Further develops aural-oral skills; elementary reading and writing exercises. This course will acquaint the student with various aspects of Spanish culture. Students with prior knowledge of conversational Spanish and/or one or two years of high school Spanish will find this course an appropriate level.

126 Spanish for Health Occupations (Allied Health 126)
3 credit hours

Students will be introduced to the workplace concepts of cultural competence and current demographics of the Latino population in an effort to understand the complexity of their life and their beliefs, and how this affects the way conversation should be approached with the patient/client. Students will learn to facilitate communication with Latino patients/clients and their families. Students will practice phrases for a variety of situations that could occur in the clinical setting. Students will be presented with the tools needed to develop a good command for speaking and understanding Spanish phrases at the end of the course. No previous Spanish is required.

Prerequisite: Minimum high school GPA of 3.0 or appropriate assessment scores.

203 Intermediate Spanish I
3 credit hours

Offered fall semester. Three hours lecture, discussion and drill a week.

Advanced conversational practice and an introduction to reading modern Spanish prose (short stories, news reports, magazine articles). Students with prior knowledge of conversational Spanish and beginning reading level of Spanish, and/or two to three years of high school Spanish will find this course an appropriate level.

204 Intermediate Spanish II
3 credit hours

Offered spring semester. Three hours lecture, discussion, and drill a week.

A continuation of Spanish 203, involving the writing of short papers. Students with prior knowledge of conversational Spanish and beginning reading level of Spanish, and/or three to four years of high school Spanish will find this course an appropriate level.

299 Independent Study
3 credit hours

This independent study course allows students to pursue their particular foreign language interest. Among the possibilities are business Spanish, practical Spanish, and Spanish literature.

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.