Academic Catalogs

Spanish (SPAN)

SPAN G1604 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

This course emphasizes the reading of elementary prose and drills in basic writing skills, with an introduction to the basic rules of spelling, accentuation and morphology. Instructional time will be devoted to principles of Spanish orthography, vocabulary enrichment and composition. The course will cover the history, culture, and stories of the Latin American and Chicano writers in the U.S. as well as that of the Spanish-speaking world on a regional basis. This course is not open to students who have completed SPAN G180. Four hours lecture a week. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations: SPAN G160 and SPAN G180 combined – maximum credit, 1 course. C-ID: SPAN 220.

SPAN G1655 Units (90 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Spanish for Spanish Speakers 2  
Prerequisite(s): SPAN G160.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: SPAN G112. This course is a continuation of SPAN G160 and extends study for the native Spanish speaker. Work in the class will emphasize analysis of prose and further development of writing skills. This course includes study of Spanish orthography (spelling), and vocabulary enrichment, as well as the culture and literature of Latin America and Spain. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SPAN 230.

SPAN G1805 Units (90 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Elementary Spanish 1  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Elementary Spanish. Fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Reading, writing, hearing and speaking simple Spanish. Native speakers are eligible for SPAN G180 only by the permission of the instructor. Five hours lecture a week plus a minimum of one hour laboratory attendance to be arranged by the student with the instructor. This course is equivalent to two years of high school Spanish. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. UC credit limitations: SPAN G160 and SPAN G180 combined – maximum credit, 1 course. C-ID: SPAN 100.

SPAN G1855 Units (90 lecture hours; 18 lab hours)  
Elementary Spanish 2  
Prerequisite(s): SPAN G180 or completed 2 years of High School Spanish.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Elementary Spanish. Continuation of SPAN G180. The emphasis on this course is on comprehension, basic oral communication, speaking, reading intermediate material, and writing Spanish correctly. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SPAN 110.

SPAN G2003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Mexican Culture and Civilization  
Prerequisite(s): SPAN G165 or SPAN G185.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: SPAN G290. Conducted in Spanish, this course will survey the art, culture, history and civilization of Mexico dating from the pre-Columbian period to contemporary Mexico. Graded or Pass/No Pass option.

SPAN G2804 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Spanish 1  
Prerequisite(s): SPAN G185.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Intermediate Spanish. This course includes further study of Spanish grammar and idioms, intensive and extensive reading in contemporary colloquial Spanish, oral exercises and written composition. The admission of native speakers to SPAN G280 will be at the discretion of the instructor. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SPAN 200.

SPAN G2854 Units (72 lecture hours)  
Intermediate Spanish 2  
Prerequisite(s): SPAN G280.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

Formerly: Intermediate Spanish. A continuation of SPAN G280, with reading of more difficult literary texts. Increasing stress on spontaneous conversation and free composition. The admission of native speakers to SPAN G285 will be at the discretion of the instructor. Graded or Pass/No Pass option. C-ID: SPAN 210.