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SPAN 104|Intensive 1st Year Spanish [H]

15 Credits

Formerly SPA 104

An intensive introduction to the Spanish language (including speaking and listening skills, reading, writing, and grammar) and Hispanic culture (including geography, customs, daily life, and heritage).

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SPAN 110|Beginning Spanish for Professionals [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 110

A beginning-level Spanish course designed for those who interact with Spanish-speaking people professionally, as customers, clients, patients, or co-workers. This course is also intended for students who intend to follow business, service, legal, or medical professions. This class begins with basic Spanish language study, followed by activities specifically designed to meet the individual needs and professions of the participants. No previous Spanish is required.

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SPAN 111|Intermediate Spanish for Professionals [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 111

The second level of Spanish for Professionals, is a course designed for those who interact with Spanish-speaking people professionally, as customers, clients, patients, or co-workers. This course is also intended for students who intend to follow business, service, legal, or medical professions. Continuing basic Spanish instruction is followed by activities specifically designed to meet the individual needs and professions of the participants.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN 110, SPAN& 121, or instructor permission.

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SPAN 112|Advanced Spanish for Professionals [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 112

The third level of Spanish for Professionals, a course designed for those who interact with Spanish-speaking people professionally, as customers, clients, patients, or co-workers. This course is also intended for students who intend to follow business, service, legal, or medical professions. Continuing Spanish language instruction is followed by activities specifically designed to meet the individual needs and professions of the participants.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN 111, SPAN& 122, or instructor permission.

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SPAN&121|Spanish I [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 101

Introduction to the Spanish language including conversational skills, reading, writing and grammar, and Hispanic culture including geography, customs, daily life, and heritage. Designed for the novice learner of Spanish, with little or no proficiency in the Spanish language.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: successful completion of at least ENGL 099.

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SPAN&122|Spanish II [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 102

Introduction to the Spanish language including conversational skills, reading, writing and grammar, and Hispanic culture including geography, customs, daily life, and heritage.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 121 or instructor permission.

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SPAN&123|Spanish III [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 103

Introduction to the Spanish language including conversational skills, reading, writing, grammar, Hispanic culture including geography, customs, daily life, and heritage.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 122 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 150|Beginning Conversational Spanish

1–5 Credits

Formerly SPA 150

Intensive practice in speaking and listening with an emphasis on surviving in everyday situations.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: successful completion of at least SPAN& 121.

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SPAN 151|Beginning Conversational Spanish

1–5 Credits

Formerly SPA 151

Intensive practice in speaking and listening with an emphasis on surviving in everyday situations.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: successful completion of at least SPAN& 121.

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SPAN 152|Conversational Spanish

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 152

Intensive practice in speaking and listening with an emphasis on surviving in everyday situations.

Prerequisite

Recommended prerequisite: successful completion of SPAN& 121.

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SPAN 199|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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SPAN 205|Spanish for Spanish Speakers [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 205

Native or near-native speakers of Spanish develop and improve reading, writing, and grammar skills in their native language, while learning to appreciate the depth and diversity of Latino culture both in the United States and abroad. Special attention is given to spelling, accents, grammar, and vocabulary of standard Spanish. Students are also introduced to a comprehensive and analytical survey of Spanish and Latin American literature.

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SPAN 206|Spanish for Spanish Speakers [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 206

Designed for native or near-native speakers of Spanish who learn Spanish at home and wish to reactivate their use of the Spanish language, while expanding their academic Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension, in response to students' specific needs. Special attention is given to advanced grammar and vocabulary of standard Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN 205 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 207|Spanish for Spanish Speakers [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 207

Designed for native or near-native speakers of Spanish who learn Spanish at home and wish to reactivate their use of the Spanish language, while expanding their academic Spanish language skills and cultural knowledge. Emphasis on speaking, reading, writing, and listening comprehension, in response to students' specific needs. Special attention is given to advanced grammar and vocabulary of standard Spanish. Students are introduced to a comprehensive and analytical survey of Spanish and Latin American literature.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN 206 or instructor permission.

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SPAN&221|Spanish IV [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 201

Extensive practice in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). The course includes cultural readings and short stories and an in-depth review of basic Spanish grammar, expansion of basic vocabulary, and a broadening of the student's understanding of Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 123 or instructor permission.

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SPAN&222|Spanish V [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 202

Extensive practice in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). The course includes cultural readings and short stories and an in-depth review of basic Spanish grammar, expansion of basic vocabulary, and a broadening of the student's understanding of Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 221 or instructor permission.

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SPAN&223|Spanish VI [H]

5 Credits

Formerly SPA 203

Extensive practice in all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). The course includes cultural readings and short stories and an in-depth review of basic Spanish grammar, expansion of basic vocabulary, and a broadening of the student's understanding of Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 222 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 250|Intermediate Conversational Spanish

1–5 Credits

Formerly SPA 250

Intensive practice in speaking Spanish for students who have already gained a knowledge of beginning-level grammar and vocabulary. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: one year of college-level Spanish or instructor permission.

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SPAN 251|Intermediate Conversational Spanish

1–5 Credits

Formerly SPA 251

Intensive practice in speaking Spanish for students who have already gained a knowledge of beginning-level grammar and vocabulary. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: one year of college-level Spanish or instructor permission.

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SPAN 252|Intermediate Conversational Spanish

1–5 Credits

Formerly SPA 252

Intensive practice in speaking Spanish for students who have already gained a knowledge of beginning-level grammar and vocabulary. Class is conducted entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: one year of college-level Spanish or instructor permission.

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SPAN 260|Spanish Literature Readings [H]

3 Credits

Formerly SPA 260

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature, with reading selections from a variety of Hispanic authors and discussions of literary movements and periods. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 223 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 261|Spanish Literature Readings [H]

3 Credits

Formerly SPA 261

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature, with reading selections from a variety of Hispanic authors and discussions of literary movements and periods. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 223 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 262|Spanish Literature Readings [H]

3 Credits

Formerly SPA 262

An introduction to Spanish and Spanish American Literature, with reading selections from a variety of Hispanic authors and discussions of literary movements and periods. Taught entirely in Spanish.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: SPAN& 223 or instructor permission.

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SPAN 281|Spanish Medical Interpreting I

5 Credits

The Spanish Medical Interpreting program is a sequential, three-quarter vocational certificate program, consisting of Spanish Medical Interpreting I, II, and III. The program prepares students for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as professional, ethical, and competent healthcare interpreters. Students are introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine, and given opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting. Topics include: International code of ethics and its application, language access laws, HIPAA, interpreting modalities and protocols, basic note-taking skills, self-evaluation, glossary building and intervention techniques.

Prerequisite

Prerequisite: 1. Native-like proficiency in English and Spanish. 2. Applicants must pass an entrance test to be admitted. Recommended courses: HSCI 147, SPAN 205, 206, 207. Cross-listed as HSCI 148 (credit cannot be received for both courses).

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SPAN 282|Spanish Medical Interpreting II

5 Credits

The Spanish Medical Interpreting program is a sequential, three-quarter vocational certificate program, consisting of Spanish Medical Interpreting I, II, and III. The program prepares students for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as professional, ethical, and competent healthcare interpreters. Students are introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine, and given opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting. This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in SPAN 281/HSCI 148. Topics include: National code of ethics and standards of practice, ethical decision-making, basic medical prefixes, roots and suffixes, note-taking and sight translation skills, interpreter positioning, language and communication dynamics, and the role of the interpreter in health equity.

Prerequisite

Prerequisites: HSCI 148 or SPAN 281 with a 1.0 or higher. Cross-listed as HSCI 149 (credit cannot be received for both courses).

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SPAN 283|Spanish Medical Interpreting III

5 Credits

The Spanish Medical Interpreting program is a sequential, three-quarter vocational certificate program, consisting of Spanish Medical Interpreting I, II, and III. The program prepares students for state or national medical interpreter certification and to enter the workforce as professional, ethical, and competent healthcare interpreters. Students are introduced to healthcare interpreting as a profession, concepts and relevant terminology in biomedicine, and given opportunities to develop foundational skills in healthcare interpreting. This course builds on the knowledge and skills acquired in Spanish Medical Interpreting II. This course provides students with guided interpreting practice. Topics include: State code of ethics, abbreviations in healthcare, the concepts of patient advocacy, communicative autonomy, cultural brokering and responsiveness, and business practices in the industry.

Prerequisite

Prerequisites: HSCI 149 or SPAN 282 with a 1.0 or higher. Cross-listed as HSCI 150 (credit cannot be received for both courses).

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SPAN 299|Special Studies

1–15 Credits

A class used to explore new coursework.

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