Don Quijote's, MadridCourse Descriptions

101 BEGINNING SPANISH I

5 Units

Spanish 101 teaches the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Students are trained to pronounce Spanish correctly, to acquire a small working vocabulary which they use in conversation and writing, and to read simple Spanish. The class is taught primarily in Spanish. Students may enroll concurrently in Spanish 110. Lecture 5 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: Students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction should enroll in Spanish 115.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPAN 2) (SPAN 101 & 102 CAN SPAN SEQ A)

102 BEGINNING SPANISH II

5 Units

Spanish 102 continues to present the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. It emphasizes correct pronunciation and presents more difficult elementary prose. The discussions in Spanish will stress the correct use of verbs and idioms and efficient methods of vocabulary building. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 101 or equivalent.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Spanish 116.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPAN 4) (SPAN 101 & 102 CAN SPAN SEQ A)

103 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I

5 Units

Spanish 103 includes further study of Spanish grammar and idioms, intensive and extensive reading in contemporary Spanish, and written compositions in Spanish. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 102 or 116 or three years of Spanish in high school completed within the past two years. 

Note: This course is offered during the Fall semester only.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPAN 8) (SPAN 103 & 104 CAN SPAN SEQ B)

104 INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II

5 Units

Spanish 104 is a continuation of Spanish 103 with reading of more difficult literary texts, and increased emphasis on composition and conversation. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 103 or four years of Spanish in high school completed within the past two years.

Note: This course is offered during the Spring semester only. 

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC (CAN SPAN 10) (SPAN 103 & 104 CAN SPAN SEQ B)

105 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

3 Units

Spanish 105 is a course of intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Spanish. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or three years of high school Spanish or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

106 ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

3 Units

Spanish 106 is a course of intensive practice in the expression and comprehension of spoken Spanish. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: One year of college Spanish or three years of high school Spanish or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

110 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH I

3 Units

Spanish 110 is an introduction to Spanish with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method used stresses oral expression. The course develops a working knowledge of reading and writing as well. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

Note: Not open to students who have oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction. This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Spanish 115 and/or 116.


111 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH II

3 Units

Spanish 111 is an introduction to Spanish with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication. The verbal active method used stresses oral expression. The course develops a working knowledge of reading and writing as well. It includes use of tapes or cassettes in the language laboratory. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: Students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction should enroll in Spanish 115.

115 SPANISH FOR THE SPANISH SPEAKING I

5 Units

Spanish 115 provides intensive training in oral and written Spanish for students who have a familiarity with the language but little or no formal instruction in it. Structure of the language, oral communication, fundamentals of grammar, and composition are included. Lecture 5 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: Students with oral proficiency or who have attended schools where Spanish was the language of instruction should enroll in Spanish 115.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

116 SPANISH FOR THE SPANISH SPEAKING II

5 Units

Spanish 116 is a continuation of Spanish 115. Emphasis is on reading comprehension, composition, oral communication, and a more advanced study of the structure of the language. Lecture 5 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 115. Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Spanish 102.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

117 BASIC CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR MEDICAL PERSONNEL

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE Spanish 117 is an introduction to Spanish, with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication, for medical personnel. The verbal active method is used and oral expression is stressed. The course also develops working knowledge of reading and writing Spanish. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or equivalent.

118 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND FIRE FIGHTING PERSONNEL

1 Unit

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE Spanish 118 is an introduction to Spanish, with emphasis on developing essential skills in communication, for law enforcement and fire fighting personnel. The verbal active method is used and oral expression is stressed. The course also develops a working knowledge of reading and writing Spanish. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 111 or equivalent.


124/124H ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS OF MASTERPIECES OF HISPANIC LITERATURE

3 Units

Spanish 124 is a study of major works of literature of Spain and Spanish America in English translation. No knowledge of Spanish is necessary. The honors course will be enhanced in one or more of the following ways: 1. Students will write a longer research paper using critical thinking skills and literary analysis on an approved thesis using the MLA guidelines. 2. There will be an increased emphasis on critical thinking skills by increasing the value of essay answers on examinations. 3. Students will attend a theatrical presentation of one of the dramas studied and/or attend literary conferences hosted by nearby four-year institutions. Lecture 3 hours.

Recommended preparation: Eligibility for English 120 or ESL 151.

Note: This course may not be taken for credit by students who have completed Spanish 125 or 126.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

125 SURVEY OF SPANISH LITERATURE

3 Units

Spanish 125 is a lower division survey of the literature of peninsular Spain, from the ballads of the Medieval period to the twentieth century. Reading and class lectures are entirely in Spanish and are supplemented by tapes, records and films. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 104 or equivalent.

Note: Students may receive only one unit of credit for Spanish 125 if they have received credit for Spanish 124.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

126 SURVEY OF SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE

3 Units

Spanish 126 is a lower division survey of the literature of Spanish America, from the prehispanic literature of the Incas, as recorded by el Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, and the histories of the Mayas in the Popol Vuh, to the literature of the twentieth century. Reading and lectures will be entirely in Spanish. Tapes and records will be used to supplement text and lectures. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 104 or equivalent. Note: Students may receive only one unit of credit for Spanish 126 if they have received credit for Spanish 124.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

127 MEXICAN LITERATURE

3 Units

Spanish 127 is a study of the literature of Mexico from Nahuatl poetry to current authors. Reading and class lectures are entirely in Spanish and are supplemented by tapes, records and films. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 104 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

128 CUBAN LITERATURE

3 Units

Spanish 128 is a study of the literature of Cuba from the period of exploration to the present. Readings and class lectures are entirely in Spanish. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: Spanish 104 or equivalent.

Transfer credit: CSU, UC, USC

138 SPANISH FOR SCHOOL PERSONNEL

2 Units

NON-DEGREE APPLICABLE Spanish 138 provides the student with the minimum fundamentals of Spanish grammar and correct pronunciation so that teachers and other school personnel can communicate with parents and pupils whose language is Spanish. Dialogues are emphasized. Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

201 EMERGENCY SPANISH FOR FIREFIGHTERS

1 Unit

Spanish 201 prepares professionals to improve their communication with the Spanish-speaking community. Students learn basic Spanish phrases and questions necessary to carry out specific job duties in their occupations, such as the language for fire scenes, still alarms, and fire-related medical concerns. The Command Spanish methodology will be used. Discussions will also cover cross-cultural issues that affect interactions between firefighters and the Spanish-speaking community. Lecture 2 hours (8-week course).

Prerequisite: none.


202 SURVIVAL SPANISH FOR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, AND SUPPORT STAFF

3 Units

Spanish 202 helps school administrators, teachers, and support staff to improve their communication with Spanish-speaking students and their families in various school situations. Students learn basic Spanish phrases and questions necessary to carry out specific job duties in their occupations, such as the language for instructional management, classroom management, extracurricular activities, school security, emergencies and disasters, and the front office. The Command Spanish methodology will be used. Discussions will cover cross-cultural issues such as literacy and language as well as social, cultural, and educational differences and experiences. Appropriate classroom techniques to help Hispanic students reach their goals and be successful in the U.S. educational process will also be covered. Lecture 3 hours.

Prerequisite: None.

203 OCCUPATIONAL SPANISH FOR NURSING

2 Units

Spanish 203 is designed to help office nurses and hospital nurses improve their communication with Spanish-speaking patients. Students learn basic Spanish phrases and questions necessary to carry out specific nursing duties in both medical offices and hospital settings. For office nurses, students learn the language for patient body commands, patient traffic, intake, assisting physicians exam, laboratory procedures, patient treatment and discharge; for hospital nurses, students learn the language for check in, initial assessment, routine in-bed and out-of-bed procedures, patient transport, medicines and injections, patient food and drink, family visits, and patient discharge. The Command Spanish methodology will be used. Discussions will cover trans-cultural training and emphasis is placed on enhancing the quality of patient care and reducing the fear of hospital settings through the use of Spanish. Lecture 2 hours.

Prerequisite: None.


Not all courses are offered every semester. Independent study is available, with instructor permission, in all disciplines. Please contact the Language Arts Division for more information.

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