Academic Catalog

Spanish (SPAN)

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SPAN 1  •  ELEMENTARY SPANISH I

SPAN 1 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Development and practice of elementary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in everyday language functions, with Spanish as the primary language of instruction. Language laboratory practice to reinforce pronunciation, grammar and syntax. Study of basic geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking world areas.

SPAN 2  •  ELEMENTARY SPANISH II

SPAN 2 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 1 or equivalent.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Further development and practice of elementary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in everyday language function, with Spanish as the primary language of instruction. Language laboratory practice to reinforce pronunciation, grammar and syntax. Study of basic geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking world areas.

SPAN 3  •  ELEMENTARY SPANISH III

SPAN 3 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 2 or equivalent.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Further development and practice of elementary speaking, listening, reading and writing skills in everyday language functions, with focus on greater structural accuracy and communicative competence, and with Spanish as the language of instruction. Language laboratory practice to reinforce pronunciation, grammar and syntax. Study of basic geographical, historical and cultural aspects of Spanish-speaking world areas.

SPAN 4  •  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

SPAN 4 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3 or equivalent.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Introduction to the reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, geography, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Review and further development of the grammatical structures of first-year Spanish with emphasis on building communicative competence and expanding vocabulary about familiar topics and idiomatic usage. Emphasis on present indicative and subjunctive. Writing and reading assignments based upon topics discussed in class.

SPAN 5  •  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

SPAN 5 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 4 or equivalent.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Further expansion of the reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, geography, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. Review and further development of the grammatical structures of first-year Spanish with emphasis on building communicative competence and expanding concrete vocabulary about new topics, and idiomatic usage. Emphasis on past tenses and past subjunctive. Writing and reading assignments based upon topics discussed in class.

SPAN 6  •  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH III

SPAN 6 Details
Units: 5
Hours: 5 lecture per week (60 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 5.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Extensive reading and discussion of texts dealing with the literature, arts, geography, history and culture of the Spanish-speaking world, with emphasis on literature and art. Practice of advanced grammatical structures, and expansion of abstract vocabulary, and idiomatic usage. Writing and reading assignments based upon topics discussed in class.

SPAN 13A  •  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION I

SPAN 13A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3.
Advisory: May be taken concurrently with SPAN 4.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Review and development of oral and listening communication skills in the targeted functions studied in first-year Spanish with attention to fluency, vocabulary, idiom, and pronunciation. Emphasis on the difference between spoken and literary Spanish as well as the variation in language depending upon the topic, the setting, and the country. Discussion and analysis of cultural and historical issues based on authentic texts, current news broadcasts, and/or films.

SPAN 13B  •  INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATION II

SPAN 13B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 13A.
Advisory: May be taken concurrently with SPAN 5.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Continuation of SPAN 13A. Review and development of oral and listening communication skills in the targeted functions studied in first-year Spanish with attention to fluency, vocabulary, idiom, and pronunciation. Emphasis on the difference between spoken and literary Spanish as well as the variation in language depending upon the topic, the setting, and the country. Discussion and analysis of cultural historical and political issues based on authentic texts, current news broadcasts, and/or films. Develop critical thinking skills by comparing different viewpoints and different values of diverse cultures.

SPAN 14A  •  ADVANCED CONVERSATION I

SPAN 14A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 13B.
Advisory: May be taken concurrently with SPAN 5.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Continuation of SPAN 13B. Gives students practice in oral/aural communication skills in an environment of increasingly challenging language situations. Practice on idioms and vocabulary as different from the usage of formal, written and literary language. Work on differentiating and choosing the culturally appropriate register for a given situation. Discussion of the cultural manifestations and history of the Spanish-speaking world, including that of the Latino population of the U.S.

SPAN 14B  •  ADVANCED CONVERSATION II

SPAN 14B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 14A.
Advisory: May be taken concurrently with SPAN 6.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Area I: Humanities
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Continuation of SPAN 14A. Gives students practice in aural/oral communication skills in an environment of increasingly challenging language situations. Evaluation and response to real, current material: politics, literature, art, music, film. Critical analysis of the cultural manifestations and history of the Spanish-speaking world, including the Latino population of the U.S. Evaluation of the cultural values inherent in conversation. Integration of cultural competency into conversation skills: what's appropriate in a given culture (in terms of register, vocabulary and values) and in a given setting within that culture.

SPAN 25A  •  ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING I

SPAN 25A Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 6.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Extensive reading and analysis of original Spanish literary and non-literary sources from Spanish speaking countries and the Hispanic communities in the United States such as newspapers, reports, films and music. Intensive discussion and writing based on these readings to promote a critical appreciation of Hispanic culture, society and history. Understanding of the use of advanced grammar in writing communication. Instruction in Spanish.

SPAN 25B  •  ADVANCED COMPOSITION & READING II

SPAN 25B Details
Units: 4
Hours: 4 lecture per week (48 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 25A.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU/UC
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Continuation of SPAN 25A. Extensive reading and analysis of texts with emphasis on literary works such as short stories, essays and poems. Critical analysis of the major political, historical and social issues exposed in these texts. Writing of extended term papers and compositions using advanced grammar. Understanding and appreciating the ambiguities, vagaries and value inherent in the target language. Instruction in Spanish.

SPAN 51  •  SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE WORKERS

SPAN 51 Details
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: CSU
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

An introduction to basic medical terminology in Spanish, including parts of the body, common ailments, taking a patient's medical history and understanding cultural differences related to health. Students gain basic conversational skills useful in a medical setting.

SPAN 110  •  ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION I

SPAN 110 Details
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Practice of spoken Spanish with an emphasis on developing oral and listening communication skills. Attention will be given to pronunciation, vocabulary and accurate use of basic grammar.

SPAN 111  •  ELEMENTARY SPANISH CONVERSATION II

SPAN 111 Details
Units: 3
Hours: 3 lecture per week (36 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 110.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

This is the second of a two-part course sequence. Continued practice of spoken Spanish with an emphasis on developing oral and listening communication skills. Attention will be given to pronunciation, vocabulary and accurate use of basic grammar.

SPAN 192  •  TRAINING FOR SPANISH TUTORS

SPAN 192 Details
Units: 1
Hours: 1 lecture per week (12 total per quarter)
Prerequisite: SPAN 3 or equivalent.
Degree and Credit Status: Degree-Applicable Credit Course
Foothill GE: Non-GE
Transferable: None
Grade Type: Letter Grade (Request for Pass/No Pass)
Repeatability: Not Repeatable

Course for students who are being trained to offer Spanish language tutorial services.