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SPAN- 103 Elementary Spanish I (4.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Understanding, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Culture of Spanish-speaking peoples, including those in the United States. Grammatical gender, present and past tense verbs, pronouns, adjectives. Supplementary work with audiotapes and computers. Not available for credit to students who took SPAN-121 or SPAN-122. Only one Spanish course counts toward Ethnic Studies.

Not available for credit to students who took SPAN-121 or SPAN-122

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SPAN- 104 Elementary Spanish II (4.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Second level of understanding, speaking, reading and writing in Spanish. Topics in the culture of Spanish-speaking people, including those in the United States. Compound verb tenses, the subjunctive and commands. Supplementary work with audiotapes and computers. Requires one year of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-103 or SPAN-122.

Prerequisites: One year of H.S. Spanish, or SPAN-103, or SPAN-122

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SPAN- 121 Practical Spanish I (2.00 cr.)
Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Pronunciation, basic phrases for everyday situa- tions, comprehension and production of short written and spoken sentences, basic grammar summary, introductory vocabulary, language in Hispanic and Hispanic-American cultural context. Not available for credit to students who took SPAN-103. Only one Spanish course counts toward Ethnic Studies.

Not for credit to students who took SPAN-103.

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SPAN- 122 Practical Spanish II (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Second quarter college Spanish. Vocabulary, conversational patterns, irregular present tense verbs, regular and some irregular preterite verbs; object pronouns. Spanish language in the context of Hispanic culture. Not available for credit to students who took SPAN-103. One semester of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-121 is required. Only one Spanish course counts for Ethnic Studies.

Prerequisite: take SPAN-121; not available for credit to students who took SPAN-103.

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SPAN- 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4.00 cr.)
Foreign Language and Culture, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Extensive development of vocabulary including common idioms, aural comprehension, correct pronunciation and recognition of verb tenses. Readings and class discussion based on historical background and contemporary Hispanic life, including Hispanic culture in the United States. Two years of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-104 is required. Only one Spanish course counts for Ethnic Studies.

Prerequisite: 2 years of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-104

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SPAN- 202 Intermediate Spanish II (4.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Complete grammar review of standard Spanish, applicable to both conversational situations and business or personal correspondence. Review of essential vocabulary and phrases. Accuracy and fluency in spontaneous conversation and free composition. SPAN-104 or three years of H.S. Spanish is recommended. Students may incur incidental expenses for software.

Prerequisite recommendation: SPAN-104 or at least 3 years of HS Spanish

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SPAN- 227 Spanish Composition And Conversation I (2.00 cr.)
Communication Skills Language, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: Yes
Fifth semester college Spanish. Advanced grammar review. Introduction to composition. Writing paragraphs and short essays. Advanced conversation. Emphasis on native-like pronunciation, vocabulary and structural fluency. Only one Spanish course counts as Ethnic Studies. SPAN-202 or four years of H.S. Spanish is required.

Prerequisite: 4 years of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-202

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SPAN- 229 Hispanic Literature In America (2.00 cr.)
Foreign Language and Culture, Racial & Ethnic Studies Category B, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Sixth semester college Spanish. Themes and techniques of Hispanic literature. Vocabulary in Spanish for discussion of a variety of literary genres. Historical and cultural contexts. Emphasis on increasing oral and written fluency in Spanish. SPAN-202 or four years of H.S. Spanish is required.

Prerequisite: 4 years of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-202

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SPAN- 299 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPAN- 304 Latin American Short Story (2.00 cr.)
Foreign Language and Culture, Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Introduction to the 20th and 21st century Latin American short story. Vocabulary and readings in Spanish of prominent authors and distinct literary periods of this genre. Related historical and cultural contexts. Taught in Spanish. SPAN-202 or four years of H.S. Spanish is required.

Prerequisite: 4 years of H.S. Spanish or SPAN-202

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SPAN- 318 Cinema For Spanish Proficiency (2.00 cr.)
Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: No
Sixth semester college Spanish course on topics for language practice. Outstanding films from the Spanish-speaking world on themes of cultural relevance; advanced composition; advanced conversation and discussion. Taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite: take SPAN-227

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SPAN- 399 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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SPAN- 499 Independent Study (1.00 - 3.00 cr.)
Foreign Language Global Perspective
Repeatable: Yes

Department consent

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