Course Descriptions

Spanish


SPA 101
Spanish I
3 credits

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills commonly used in conversation.


SPA 102
Spanish II
3 credits

This course emphasizes increasing vocabulary and the use of the past tenses (preterite and imperfect) and includes an introduction to Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 101


SPA 105
Spanish for Health Care Personnel
3 credits

This course, which focuses on health care professionals, provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work in the health care profession.


SPA 106
Spanish for Business and Finance
3 credits

This course, which focuses on the business and finance professions, provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work as business and finance professionals.


SPA 108
Spanish for Law Enforcement
3 credits

This course, which focuses on the law enforcement profession, provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work as law enforcement professionals.


SPA 301
Practical Spanish I
3 credits

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language with emphasis on developing listening and speaking skills commonly used in conversation.


SPA 302
Practical Spanish II
3 credits

This course emphasizes increasing vocabulary and the use of the past tenses and includes an introduction to Hispanic culture.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 301 or permission from faculty


SPA 305
Spanish for Health Care
3 credits

This course, which focuses on health care professionals, is a follow-up to SPA 302. It provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work in the health care profession.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 or permission from faculty


SPA 306
Spanish for Business & Finance
3 credits

This course, which focuses on the business and finance professions, is a follow-up to SPA 302. It provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work as business and finance professionals.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 or permission from faculty


SPA 307
Spanish for Social Services
3 credits

This course, which focuses on social service professionals, is a follow-up to SPA 302. It provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work in the social service profession.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 or permission from faculty


SPA 309
Spanish for Educators
3 credits

This course, which focuses on the teaching profession, is a follow-up to SPA 302. It provides essential points of grammar and vocabulary for students whose profession requires a working knowledge of Spanish. The course is designed to help students better communicate with Spanish-speaking people with whom they interact in their work as educators.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 302 or permission from faculty


SPA 340
Hispanic Culture
3 credits

This course provides the background of several nations in Hispanic America, summarizing the chief historical trends and influences that have contributed to each nation’s present-day culture, character, problems, and behavior. This unique perspective will help the student become more attuned to the needs of the Hispanic people. The course will be taught in Spanish.

Prerequisite(s): SPA 301 and 302 or permission from faculty