Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101  5 Units  
College Spanish I  

Lecture: 90 contact hours

In this course, students will develop the ability to converse, read, and write in Spanish. The course includes the study of essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and grammatical structures along with an introduction to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school study.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 100

SPAN 101H  5 Units  
College Spanish I - Honors  

Lecture: 90 contact hours

Advisory: ENGL 015 or eligibility for ENGL 101 and ENGL 101H as determined through the SBVC assessment process.

In this course, students will develop the ability to converse, read, and write in Spanish. The course includes the study of essentials of pronunciation, vocabulary, idioms and grammatical structures along with an introduction to the cultures of Spanish speaking countries. This course corresponds to the first two years of high school study. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program, but it is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 100

SPAN 102  5 Units  
College Spanish II  

Lecture: 90 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101H

In this course students continue to develop conversational, reading and writing skills in Spanish with emphasis on past tense verbs, grammar, vocabulary expansion and the culture of Spanish speaking countries.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 110

SPAN 102H  5 Units  
College Spanish II - Honors  

Lecture: 90 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101H

In this course students continue to develop conversational, reading and writing skills in Spanish with emphasis on past tense verbs, grammar, vocabulary expansion and the culture of Spanish speaking countries. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging course work.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 110

SPAN 103  4 Units  
College Spanish III  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or SPAN 102H

In this intermediate level course students develop complex conversational, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on the subjunctive and hypothetical situations. This course expands vocabulary in the Spanish language and awareness of Hispanic culture.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 200

SPAN 103H  4 Units  
College Spanish III - Honors  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or SPAN 102H

In this intermediate level course students develop complex conversational, reading and writing skills, with emphasis on the subjunctive and hypothetical situations. This course expands vocabulary in the Spanish language and awareness of Hispanic culture. This course is intended for students in the Honors Program but is open to all students who desire more challenging coursework.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 200

SPAN 104  4 Units  
College Spanish IV  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 103 or SPAN 103H or SPAN 158

This course develops language skills through reading, discussion, analysis, and writing about culturally representative works from Spain and Latin America. Emphasis is on composition and literature as an expression of culture.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 210

SPAN 157  4 Units  
Spanish for Heritage Speakers I  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Advisory: SPAN 102 or SPAN 102H

This course is intended for students with native or near-native proficiency in spoken Spanish. Reading and writing standard literary Spanish is emphasized. Students will develop an increased understanding of academic vocabulary, grammar, orthography, and punctuation. Oral proficiency will also be strengthened. Analyzing and discussing topical, cultural and historically significant texts will allow students to increase cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world and to sharpen critical thinking skills. The course is conducted in Spanish.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 220

SPAN 158  4 Units  
Spanish for Heritage Speakers II  

Lecture: 72 contact hours

Prerequisite: SPAN 157

This course is designed for students who already communicate in Spanish and who want to develop and strengthen reading and writing skills with special emphasis on vocabulary expansion, verbs, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and cultural applications of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on correct usage of standard Spanish. Course is conducted primarily in Spanish, producing skills equivalent to Spanish 103.

Associate Degree Applicable

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: SPAN 230