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Classes and Course Descriptions

(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)
 

SPAN 1A, 5 Units

Elementary Spanish

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school study.

Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Development and application of language skills and cultural exploration of the Spanish speaking world: Study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish; readings in Spanish and Latin-American life and culture; course conducted with Spanish as the primary language of instruction.

 

SPAN 1B, 5 Units

Elementary Spanish

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of Spanish 1A: Development and application of language skills and cultural exploration of the Spanish speaking world; study and practice in understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish; readings in Spanish and Latin-American life and culture; course conducted with Spanish as the primary language of instruction.

 

SPAN 2A, 5 Units

Intermediate Spanish

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Conversation, analysis and composition based on selected readings from short stories and articles on culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world: Exploration of culturally relevant topics; grammar review of indicative tenses, imperative and subjunctive mood; expansion of vocabulary and idioms; course conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 2B, 5 Units

Intermediate Spanish

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Analysis and composition based on selected readings from Spanish and Latin American literature, articles on culture and history of the Spanish-speaking world: Exploration of culturally relevant topics; continued grammar review with emphasis on past subjunctive and sequence of tenses; advanced conversation; expansion of vocabulary and idioms; course is conducted in Spanish.

 

SPAN 10A, 3 Units

Advanced Spanish Conversation

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Advanced Spanish conversation: Practice in developing oral fluency through interpretation and discussion of selected readings.

 

SPAN 10B, 3 Units

Advanced Spanish Conversation

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 10A. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of SPAN 10A: Continued practice in developing oral fluency through interpretation and discussion of selected readings.

 

SPAN 11, 3 Units

Spanish for the Medical/Health Professions

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introductory Spanish for the medical and health professions: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to the medical profession.

 

SPAN 12, 3 Units

Spanish for the Business Professions

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introductory Spanish for the world of business: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to business.

 

SPAN 15, 3 Units

Spanish Composition

2 hours lecture, 3 hours laboratory (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 1B. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Intermediate Spanish composition: Writing in Spanish, including writing strategies as well as recognition and self-correction of errors.

 

SPAN 22A, 5 Units

Spanish for Bilingual Speakers I

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Course is equivalent to two years of high school study. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Elementary and intermediate Spanish for students whose native language is Spanish: Critical reading and discussion of selected readings in Spanish with emphasis on reading development, orthography, grammar, lexical expansion and composition.

 

SPAN 22B, 5 Units

Spanish for Bilingual Speakers II

5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 22A. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Continuation of SPAN 22A: Intermediate and advanced intermediate Spanish for students whose native language is Spanish; critical reading and discussion of selected readings in Spanish with emphasis on reading development, orthography, grammar, lexical expansion and composition.

 

SPAN 30A, 3 Units

Beginning Conversational Spanish

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introduction to conversational Spanish: Use of modern colloquial Spanish in conversation, and elementary grammar.

 

SPAN 30B, 3 Units

Beginning Conversational Spanish

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: SPAN 30A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuation of SPAN 30A: Use of modern colloquial Spanish in conversation, and elementary grammar.

 

SPAN 31A, 3 Units

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 30B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Intermediate-level conversational Spanish: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish.

 

SPAN 31B, 3 Units

Intermediate Conversational Spanish

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Prerequisite: SPAN 31A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuation of SPAN 31A: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish.

SPAN 35A, 3 Units

Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Current Events

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 1B or 30B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Emphasis on intermediate-level conversational practice with a focus on current events: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook, newspapers, and magazines in Spanish.

 

SPAN 35B, 3 Units

Intermediate Conversational Spanish: Film

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 1B or 30B. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Emphasis on intermediate-level conversational practice with a focus on films: Grammar review as needed; readings from conversation textbook; films in Spanish.

 

SPAN 38, 3 Units

Latin American Literature

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 2A or SPAN 22A.

Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Contemporary Latin-American literature: Reading of short stories and poetry from prominent Latin-American writers, such as Carlos Fuentes, Gabriel García-Márquez, Julio Cortázar, Pablo Neruda, and many others.

 

SPAN 39, 3 Units

Latin-American Novel

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended preparation: SPAN 2A. Course is conducted entirely in Spanish. Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Contemporary Latin-American fiction: Reading of novels by prominent Latin-American writers.

 

SPAN 40, 3 Units

Hispanic Civilization and Culture

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Recommended Preparation: SPAN 2A or SPAN 22A.

Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

Study of Hispanic civilization and culture: Readings in Spanish designed to develop active language skills.

 

SPAN 48UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Spanish

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours of laboratory (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: UC/CSU

See section on Selected Topics.

 

SPAN 49, .5-5 Units

Independent Study in Spanish

0-5 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

See section on Independent Study.

 

SPAN 70, 3 Units

Spanish Medical Terminology

3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: SPAN 2A. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Spanish medical terminology for the human body: Internal and external anatomy, its nature and system, general diseases, treatment modalities and procedures, first aid in emergencies and common injuries; bridging the language and cultural gap between clients and providers.


SPAN 71, 3 Units

Spanish Medical Interpreting I

3 hours lecture, (GR). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Effective language interpretation in health care settings: Basic knowledge of common medical conditions; treatments and procedures, insight in language and cultural nuances for specific communities; basic modes of interpretation; techniques for strengthening memory; and interpreting accurately; overview of the U.S. health care system and the responsibilities of health care interpreters.

 

SPAN 72, 3 Units

Spanish Medical Interpreting II

3 hours lecture (GR). Prerequisite: SPAN 71. Acceptable for credit: CSU

Continuation of Medical Interpreting I: Effective language interpretation in health care settings: Basic knowledge of common medical conditions, treatments and procedures; insight in language and cultural nuances for specific communities; basic modes of interpretation; techniques for strengthening memory; interpreting accurately; overview of the U.S. health care system and the responsibilities of health care interpreters.

 

SPAN 101, 3 Units

Basic Spanish for the Education Profession

3 hours lecture (GR or P/NP). Acceptable for credit: CSU

Introductory Spanish for the education profession: Cultural, geographical, and linguistic aspects of the Spanish-speaking world as relevant to education.

 

SPAN 201, 1 Unit

Spanish for the Workplace

1 hour lecture (GR or P/NP).

Elementary vocational Spanish conversation: Workplace dialogs, vocabulary, and cultural issues.

 

SPAN 248UA-ZZ, .5-5 Units

Selected Topics in Spanish

0-5 hours lecture, 0-15 hours of laboratory (GR or P/NP)

See section on Selected Topics.
 
(Source: 2013-2015 Berkeley City College Catalog)

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