Credit Courses

2015-2016 Catalog (Courses updated for 2016-2017)

Spanish (SPA)

SPA* E101 Elementary Spanish I

An introduction to Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures with emphasis on the development of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing in order to prepare students for successful entry into target language. Laboratory is required.

Prerequisite: A foreign language placement test is required or permission of the instructor. Native speakers are not permitted to register for this course. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E102 Elementary Spanish II

A continuation of SPA* E101. This course builds upon previous introduction to the Spanish language and Spanish-speaking cultures with a continued emphasis on the development of the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Laboratory is required.

Prerequisite: SPA* E101, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E109 Spanish for Medical Personnel

A course containing the same language skills as SPA 102 with an emphasis on vocabulary and content related to the medical field. It provides medical personnel with the basic Spanish skills to deal with Spanish speaking patients in the health care delivery system. It also describes the diverse Spanish cultures and explains their role in health idioms and phraseology.

Prerequisite: SPA* E101, a foreign language placement test, or permission of instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
Parallel: SPA* E102
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E201 Intermediate Spanish I

Conducted in Spanish, this course is for students who have already attained a working knowledge of the language. Students continue to develop and strengthen oral (speaking and listening) and literacy (reading and writing) skills, as well as learn more about Spanish-speaking cultures. Students are introduced to cultural and literary materials that will develop an appreciation of the arts, history, culture, and the literature of Spanish-speaking peoples and create an awareness of cultural, social, and linguistic differences and similarities. Instruction focuses on oral and written communication.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E102, a foreign language placement test, or permission of instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E202 Intermediate Spanish II

A continuation of SPA* E201.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E201, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E251 Advanced Spanish I

Intensive vocabulary building and study of idiomatic usage. Practice in oral reports based on topics of general interest. Advanced problems in syntax and weekly themes written in Spanish.

Laboratory time is required weekly.

Prerequisite: SPA* E202, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E252 Advanced Spanish II

A continuation of SPA* E251. Weekly themes and laboratory time required.

Prerequisite: SPA* E251, a foreign language placement test, or permission of the instructor. Students who place outside the range designated for this class will not be permitted to take this course for credit.
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

SPA* E299 Independent Study in Spanish

Designed for those students who wish to obtain credit in a selected topic in Spanish. Students should have a high academic standing in Spanish language. Also taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite: Permission of the Foreign Language faculty
  • Credits: 3
  • Elective Code: H

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