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SPAN Courses

SPAN 101: Spanish I
SPAN 101 is a beginning course in Spanish, with emphasis on the development of basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Course content includes basic vocabulary, essentials of Spanish grammar and syntax, correct pronunciation and intonation, and the use of actual speech patterns. Students with two or more years of high school Spanish should not enroll in SPAN 101. 4 HRS

SPAN 102: Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent proficiency. This course is a second semester beginning course in Spanish continuing to develop basic listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. Course content includes additional basic vocabulary, essentials of Spanish grammar and syntax, correct pronunciation and intonation, and the use of actual speech patterns. 4 HRS

SPAN 201: Spanish III
Prerequisite: SPAN 101 and SPAN 102 or equivalent. Intensive practice in conversation and composition, combined with a review of grammatical and syntactic principles to improve speaking skills, oral composition, and the reading and writing of Spanish. 4 HRS

IAI Humanities

SPAN 202: Spanish IV
Prerequisite: SPAN 201 with a grade of C or better or consent of instructor. SPAN 202 is the fourth semester course in the sequence of Spanish courses offered at Heartland Community College. The goal of this class is to help students to effectively communicate in Spanish in both spoken and written situations. Emphasis will be placed on using activities and assignments that will place value on oral comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Further, the students will be led to better understand and use Spanish in cultural contexts. Students will be required to independently research grammar and vocabulary. 4 HRS
IAI GEC Code - H1 900

SPAN 204: Spanish Conversation Through Film
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or 4 years of high school Spanish. Spanish 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 HRS

SPAN 296: Special Topics in Spanish
Prerequisite: SPAN 102 with a grade of C or better or 4 years of high school Spanish or consent of the instructor. This is an intermediate course in Spanish. This course is intended to prepare the students who desire fluency in Spanish. The 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 HRS