Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
(4 Credits, Fall/Spring/Summer)

The focus of this course is to begin the acquisition process of Spanish with the goal of exchanging real-life information and ideas through the use of functional vocabulary and grammar. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be targeted, as well the richness and diversity of Hispanic culture. Beginners and students with fewer than two years of high school Spanish should register for this course. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.). (4 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 4 credits)

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
(4 Credits, Fall/Spring)

This course is a continuation of SPAN 101, with increasing emphasis on the student's ability to use the language in authentic situations through a broadened foundation in vocabulary and grammar. The focus will continue in the four skill areas of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well a deeper appreciation of Hispanic culture. PREREQ: SPAN 101, SPAN 111, or PERM/INST. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing OR the CWI Global Perspectives requirement. [It will not fulfill both requirements.]). (4 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 4 credits)

SPAN 110 Spanish Conversations
(1 Credit, Varies)

This course is designed to offer students with one or more semesters of Spanish the opportunity to practice Spanish conversational skills in a multilevel setting. Emphasis will be on real-life and academic situations, with the opportunity to practice various grammatical structures and vocabulary as appropriate to the topic. Actual conversational prompts may vary depending on the linguistic backgrounds and abilities of the individual class section. May be repeated two times for a maximum of three credits. PREREQ: SPAN 101, SPAN 111, or PERM/INST. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

SPAN 111 Spanish for Healthcare
(4 Credits, Varies)

This course focuses on learning Spanish with the goal of exchanging real-life information and ideas through the use of functional grammar and vocabulary. It will partially emphasize the vocabulary necessary to work within the healthcare field. The four language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing will be targeted. An introduction to Hispanic culture will be presented including topics relevant to healthcare. This class is intended for beginners and students with fewer than two years of high school Spanish. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.). (4 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 4 credits)

SPAN 199 Spanish Special Topics
(1-5 Credits, Varies)

This course is designed to permit the offering of special topics appropriate to a student's program. Regular or frequently recurring topics are not offered under this title. The course may be repeated as new topics are presented. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
(4 Credits, Fall)

This course expands upon and reinforces the first two courses in the sequence, concentrating on developing greater proficiency in the four skill areas: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students will have the opportunity to increase Spanish proficiency in real-world terms and will continue to gain greater understanding and insights into Hispanic culture. PREREQ: SPAN 102 or PERM/INST. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.). (4 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 4 credits)

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
(4 Credits, Spring)

This course is the culminating course in the Spanish sequence. Students are expected to be able to use increasingly complex levels of Spanish. This course will include substantive reading, discussion, composition, and grammar, with many opportunities to gain greater understanding and insights into Spanish and Latino cultures. PREREQ: SPAN 201 or PERM/INST. (This CWI course meets Idaho State Board of Education GEM competency requirements for GEM 5 - Humanistic and Artistic Ways of Knowing.). (4 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 4 credits)

SPAN 227 Literature in Translation
(3 Credits, Varies)

This course provides an introduction to literature produced by the Spanish speaking world. The course is taught in English and will focus on the historical and cultural contexts of the chosen literature. Students will analyze the literary works through discussion and writing. (This course is cross-listed with ENGL 227.) PREREQ: ENGL 102. (3 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 3 credits)

SPAN 290 Spanish Capstone
(1 Credit, Spring)

This course will provide students the opportunity to demonstrate the language skills and cultural knowledge acquired during their course of studies and will be the culmination of the Spanish AA Degree. Students will work with a faculty advisor to develop a capstone project that will incorporate and showcase an understanding of contemporary thought and life within the Spanish-speaking world, as well as the language skills needed to express these thoughts and ideas in Spanish. Topics may include but are not limited to the following: history, politics, geography, dialects, immigration, families, work and leisure, education, media, and social behaviors. This course should be taken in a student's final semester. PREREQ: PERM/INST. (1 lecture hours, 0 lab hours, 1 credits)

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