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)

131 CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH

3 Units

Spanish 131 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


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


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





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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