SPAN Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.


SPAN 1001. Elementary Spanish I. 3-0-3 Units.

Instructs in the basic principles of Spanish pronunciation and in the fundamentals of grammar and sentence structure. Emphasizes the development of speaking, writing, reading, and listening skills and introduces students to the culture, history, and geography of Spanish-speaking regions.(F,S,M)

SPAN 1002. Elementary Spanish II. 3-0-3 Units.

Follows SPAN 1001 with lessons in the same patterns and objectives but with a more detailed study of grammar, longer conversational exercises, and further discussion of the history and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples.Component/ISAC.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: SPAN 1001 or its equivalent.

SPAN 1003. Accelerated Elementary Spanish. 3-0-3 Units.

Covers material typically presented in both SPAN 1001 (Elementary Spanish I, 3-0-3 Units) and SPAN 1002 (Elementary Spanish II, 3-0-3 Units). This course is designed for students who have been exposed to at least one year of high school elementary Spanish instruction in the past four years. Not open to native speakers of Spanish.(F,S,M)
Prerequisites: At least one year of elementary Spanish experience within the last four years or a grade below 400 on the language placement exam.

SPAN 1100. Conversational Spanish. 3-0-3 Units.

Introduces basic grammar and Spanish vocabulary for use in a variety of occupations. Emphasizes frequently used phrases, comprehension, and situational role-playing. Topics may vary from semester to semester. (Career Course)(S)

SPAN 1110. Customs of International Bus. 3-0-3 Units.

Emphasizes applied business/industrial terms associated with performing business transactions in Spanish-speaking environments. Explores fiscal matters, political/legal environment, and routine applications important to business success. (Career Course)
Prerequisites: SPAN 1001.

SPAN 2001. Intermediate Spanish I. 3-0-3 Units.

Offers intensive review of Spanish grammar, verb forms, and idioms. Involves reading texts of moderate difficulty and more advanced conversation exercises.(F)
Prerequisites: SPAN 1002 or SPAN 1003.

SPAN 2002. Intermediate Spanish II. 3-0-3 Units.

Continues the reading of moderately difficult texts in the literature and culture of Spanish-speaking peoples; includes advanced conversation exercises.(S)
Prerequisites: SPAN 2001 or its equivalent.

SPAN 2034. Spanish for Criminal Justice. 3-0-3 Units.

Allows criminal justice professionals to learn the conversational skills and vocabulary necessary to interact effectively with Spanish-speaking members of the community.(S)
Prerequisites: SPAN 1001 or SPAN 1003.

SPAN 3001. Adv Conversation/Composition. 3-2-3 Units.

Develops oral and written skills with intensive vocabulary building. Develops fluency through the practice of idiomatic Spanish in exercises related to selected topics. Includes grammar review as needed. Requires students to prepare both written and oral assignments.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 or equivalent.

SPAN 3002. Literary/Nonliterary Texts. 3-2-3 Units.

Includes critical readings of current materials related to commerce, essays, and literary genres in the foreign language. Includes techniques for analysis and appreciation of selected texts.
Prerequisites: SPAN 2002 or equivalent, SPAN 3001.