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SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I

Prerequisite(s):
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

SPAN 101 introduces general Spanish language concepts and develops students? speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for real-life purposes. The course presents grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as crucial tools for effective communication. Additionally, knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world play an integral part in the learning process. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 101 with a grade of C or better within the past two years OR
-Placement into SPAN 102
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

SPAN 102 is a second semester course that continues the development of general Spanish language concepts and advances students? speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for real-life purposes. The course presents grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation as crucial tools for effective communication. Additionally, knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world play an integral part in the learning process. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 102 with a grade of C or higher within the past 2 years OR
-Pass SPAN 102 proficiency exam
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

SPAN 201 is a third semester course that introduces intermediate level Spanish language concepts and continues to develop students? speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for real-life purposes. The course presents grammar and vocabulary as crucial tools for effective communication. Additionally, knowledge and understanding of the cultures of the Spanish-speaking world play an integral part in the learning process. Students will also be exposed to short pieces of Hispanic literature. 4 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

IAI Humanities SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 201 with a grade of C or better within the past 2 years OR
-Pass SPAN 201 proficiency exam
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

SPAN 202 is a fourth semester course that focuses on the mastery of intermediate and advanced level Spanish language concepts. The course incorporates strategies to improve oral and written communicative competencies through discussions, readings, and compositions on cultures, customs, and traditions of the Spanish-speaking world. Additionally, students will analyze short pieces of Hispanic literature and engage in a cross-disciplinary presentation in relation to the humanities: Art, literature, music, dance, etc. 4 credit hours
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

Transferrable General Education Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SPAN 204: Spanish Conversation Through Film

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 102 with a grade of C or higher OR
-Pass SPAN 102 proficiency exam OR
-4 years of high school Spanish
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 99/101

SPAN 204 is an intermediate course in Spanish. Through the use of Spanish films, this course will provide activities to help student s further develop their Spanish communication skills. The class is designed to offer a framework for conversing in Spanish in a natural manner. The course will emphasize the building of vocabulary through listening and speaking. Secondarily, the course will involve students with reading and writing in Spanish. Several films from the Spanish speaking world will be shown as springboards for conversation, classroom activities and reading and writing assignments. The films will provide students with the opportunity to listen to native-speakers using authentic Spanish and to read and write opinions of the films. Grammar will be taught as the need arises to clarify both oral and written communication. Through viewing and discussing the films used for this class, the cultural and historical backgrounds of various Spanish speaking countries will also be a topic of conversation. 3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.

SPAN 296: Special Topics in Spanish

Prerequisite(s):
-Completion of SPAN 102 with a grade of C or better OR
-Pass SPAN 102 proficiency exam OR
-4 years of high school Spanish
AND
-Placement at college level English OR
-Concurrent enrollment in ENGL 099/101

SPAN 296 is an intermediate course in Spanish. This course is intended to prepare the students who desire fluency in Spanish. Students will gain confidence if they are willing to try some guided risk-taking. SPAN 296 is structured to offer the framework for conversing in Spanish in a natural manner. The course will stress vocabulary building, listening, speaking, and writing. It will foster authentic language using native-speakers who converse and dialogue in authentic Spanish. Because topics and research studied will change each semester, SPAN 296 may be repeated for a total of six credits toward graduation. 1-3 credit hours

Transferrable Elective Course: This course generally should transfer to an Illinois Articulation Initiative college or university. Please consult with your advisor about transferability.