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SPAN 010: Basic Spanish Skills for ESL I
(5) F, S, Summer

For Spanish speakers who want to learn how to read and write in their first language, as a means to progressively gain reading and writing competency in English. First part of a sequential education program.

SPAN 020: Basic Spanish Skills for ESL II
(5) F, S, Summer

Second part of a sequential program designed to teach reading and writing to Spanish-speakers, as a means to progressively gain reading and writing competency in English. Designed to further promote the development of the four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening.

SPAN 101: Beginning Spanish I
(5) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers.

SPAN 102: Beginning Spanish II
(5) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or two years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers.

SPAN 102AB: Beginning Spanish II
(2) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: SPAN 101or SPAN 101CD or two years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Focuses on essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. Allows students to complete two units of course work at their own pace. (*UC Transfer Limit: SPAN 102AB and 102CD combined are equivalent to SPAN 102)

SPAN 102CD: Beginning Spanish II
(2) F, S - CSU, UC*
Prerequisites: SPAN 102AB or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Focuses on essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. Allows students to complete two units of course work at their own pace. (*UC Transfer Limit: SPAN 102AB and 102CD combined are equivalent to SPAN 102)

SPAN 103: Intermediate Spanish I
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Review of grammatical structures and vocabulary building through readings. Further work with intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Research and discussion of cultural topics. (CAN SPAN 8 or CAN SPAN SEQ B [with SPAN 104])

SPAN 104: Intermediate Spanish II
(5) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or four years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Focus on further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structures and vocabulary building through readings. Research and discussion of cultural topics. Laboratory work required as an integral part of the course. (CAN SPAN 10 or CAN SPAN SEQ B [with SPAN 103])

SPAN 110: Spanish Punctuation
(.5)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish punctuation. The use of diacriticals and punctuation marks. Designed to increase accuracy of student who writes in Spanish at all levels.

SPAN 111: Spanish Written Accents
(.5)
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to the fundamentals of Spanish phonetic and graphic accents. Designed to increase accuracy of student who writes in Spanish at all levels.

SPAN 114: Beginning Occupational Spanish
(2) F, S

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary of beginning Spanish, as spoken in the workplace.

SPAN 115: Intermediate Occupational Spanish
(2) F, S
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of intermediate sentence structures. The indicative, subjunctive and imperative moods; present, past and future tenses. Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary for everyday use in the workplace.

SPAN 116: Intermediate Spanish for the Healthcare Professional
(2) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 with a minimum grade of "C", or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Designed for the intermediate-level Spanish learner in the medical health profession who needs to effectively communicate with Spanish-speaking clients and co-workers. Topics include common diseases, anatomy, and protocol for obtaining a medical history. An in-depth look at the patient cultural belief systems as related to illness and health.

SPAN 117: High Intermediate Occupational Spanish
(2) F, S
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Study of high intermediate sentence structures. Review and reinforcement of the indicative and imperative moods, and introduction of the subjunctive moods; present, past and future tenses. Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary for everyday use in the workplace.

SPAN 120: Beginning Spanish Conversation
(2) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or two years of high school Spanish, with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Oral expression in Spanish at the beginning level.

SPAN 129: Bilingual Conversation Exchange
(2) F, S
Course Advisories: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101CD, or ESL 40 and ESL 41 and ESL 42.

Interactive course for Spanish and ESL students to build conversation skills and foster cultural understanding.

SPAN 130: Intermediate Spanish Conversation I
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish, with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in Spanish at the intermediate level.

SPAN 131A: Beginning Spanish Grammar I
(1) - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Review of Spanish grammar fundamentals. Designed to increase accuracy of written and oral communication in Spanish. Class taught in English.

SPAN 131B: Intermediate Spanish Grammar II
(1) - CSU
Prerequisites: SPAN 131A or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Review of Spanish grammar at the intermediate level. Designed to increase accuracy of written and oral communication in Spanish. Class taught in English.

SPAN 131C: Advanced Spanish Grammar III
(1) - CSU
Prerequisites: SPAN 131B or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Review of Spanish grammar at the intermediate level. Designed to increase accuracy of written and oral communication in Spanish. Class taught in English.

SPAN 132: Introduction to Literary Analysis
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 with a minimum grade of C or SPAN 147 with a minimum grade of C or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Introduction to literary analysis through study of various literary genres. Focus on discussion, synthesis and analysis of short stories, poems, drama, and essays in Spanish. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses.

SPAN 133: Survey of Spanish Literature
(3) F - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 with a minimum grade of "C", or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or 110GB

Designed for the student who wishes to be introduced to Spanish Literature and improve Spanish reading and writing skills. Focus on readings, discussion and analysis of literary works by main Spanish authors, from the Middle Ages to the present. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses. Class is taught in Spanish.

SPAN 134: Survey of Latin American Literature
(3) F - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 with a minimum grade of "C", or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Designed for the student who wishes to be introduced to Hispanic American literature and improve Spanish reading and writing skills. Focus on readings, discussion and analysis of literary works by main Hispanic American authors, from the Conquest to the present. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses. Class taught in Spanish.

SPAN 135: Latin American Culture
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 with a minimum grade of "C" or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Culture course that allows the student to study and research topics of special importance to the Hispanic world. Written and oral presentations are required. Class taught in Spanish.

SPAN 136: Contemporary Cultures Of Central America
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 with a minimum grade of "C" or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on the SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110 or ENG 110GB

Examines Hispanic cultural dimensions, allowing students to study topics of importance to the Central American region. Class taught in English.

SPAN 138: Contemporary Culture Of South America
(4) F - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

South American culture exploration that allows the student to study and research topics of special importance to this region of the Hispanic world. Written and oral presentations are required. Class taught in English.

SPAN 139: Contemporary Cultures Of Spain
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 100 and ENG 103

Examines modern Spain from a cultural perspective, allowing the student to study topics of importance to Spain and Spanish America. Class taught in English.

SPAN 140: Intermediate Spanish Conversation II
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in Spanish at the advanced level.

SPAN 144: Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I
(5) F, S - CSU

For students who speak Spanish as their first language, or second-language-learners with a native or near-native fluency. Designed to facilitate the acquisition of higher grammatical competency in writing, higher understanding in reading, and the ability to draw on a more varied vocabulary and complex verbal system for target-language production.

SPAN 145: Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers, II
(4) F, S - CSU

Designed to bring students who speak Spanish with native or near-native fluency to a “distinguished” level, according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.

SPAN 146: Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I
(5) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

For students who speak Spanish as their first-language, or second-language learners with a native or near-native fluency. Designed to facilitate the acquisition of higher grammatical competency in writing, higher understanding in reading, and the ability to draw on a more varied vocabulary and complex verbal system for target-language production.

SPAN 147: Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II
(5) F, S - CSU
Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or 146 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Designed to bring students who speak Spanish with Native or near-Native fluency to a "distinguished" level, according to the ACTFL proficiency guidelines.

SPAN 150: Advanced Spanish
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or SPAN 147 or four years of high school Spanish with a minimum grade of "C" or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Intended for the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and study of more complex grammatical structures. Laboratory work is required as an integral part of the course.

SPAN 160: Advanced Spanish
(4) F, S - CSU, UC
Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or 147 or 150 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Intended for the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and study of more complex grammatical structures. Laboratory work is required as an integral part of the course.

SPAN 170: Introduction to Translation and Interpretation
(5) F, S, Summer - CSU
Prerequisite: SPAN 160 with a minimum grade of C or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam

Introduction to standards and techniques of translation and interpretation. Acquisition of interpretation and translation skills of written materials.

SPAN 200: Summer Study In Mexico, Spain or Latin America
(4) Summer - CSU
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: ENG 100 with a minimum grade of B

An intensive Spanish language program stressing oral ability, pronunciation, grammar and culture. This course is a variable unit session taught in Mexico, Spain or in Latin America.

SPAN 290: Work Experience In Spanish
(1-4) F, S - CSU

SKILLS ADVISORY: Eligibility for English 100 or 110H or 110GB CSU Work experience on a job or project where the use of Spanish is required and critical to its completion. Student increases and refines Spanish oral, aural and written skills, and learns and compares cultural characteristics of the Spanish-speaking people living in the United States, as applied to the job or project.

SPAN 299: Independent Study In Spanish
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Eight units in Spanish courses completed with 3.0 or higher GPA; minimum of 12 units of course work completed at SBCC with a GPA of at least 2.50.

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