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 entry level course introduces students to the Spanish language and cultures of the Spanishspeaking world. In this interactive course, students learn and use the language by speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the novice level. They also examine and explore basic Spanish language structures and vocabulary. This course is intended for beginning students who seek basic proficiency in the Spanish language, students who want to take other Spanish courses, and students who want to learn Spanish for their personal enrichment.
(FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC Transfer Limitation: 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.
In this interactive continuation of first-semester Spanish, students develop listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills at a more complex level. Students further develop their receptive and productive competencies to the intermediate low/mid level. The course explores additional Spanish language structures and vocabulary for communication. This course is intended for students who want to further their basic proficiency in the Spanish language, students who want to take a third semester Spanish course, and students who want to continue learning Spanish for their 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 course is an interactive study of Spanish at the intermediate level with increased emphasis on reading and writing while listening and speaking skills continue to develop. The course material emphasizes formal study of the language structure and further development of vocabulary and functional competence. The course also provides for increased awareness of cultural norms, values, and culturally relevant and appropriate customs and events. The content is expanded beyond "survival" needs in the immediate environment and deals in greater detail in areas such as the arts, the environment, social interactions, careers and professions and general feelings. This course is intended for students who are planning to major in Spanish as well as those who are interested in studying the language. (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 midintermediate 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. This course may be taken four times with different content for a maximum of six units. 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.