Spanish (SPAN)

Credit Courses

SPAN 010 Basic Spanish Skills for ESL I (5 Units)

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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 101 Beginning Spanish I (5 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 100.

SPAN 102 Beginning Spanish II (5 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or two years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 110.

SPAN 103 Intermediate Spanish I (5 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 200.

SPAN 104 Intermediate Spanish II (5 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 210.

SPAN 110 Spanish Punctuation (0.5 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

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 (0.5 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 9 (9 lecture)

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 Units)

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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

SPAN 115 Intermediate Occupational Spanish (2 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture, 0 lab)

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.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 117 High Intermediate Occupational Spanish (2 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 101 or two years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

Oral expression in Spanish at the beginning level.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 129 Bilingual Conversation Exchange (2 Units)

Same as: ESL 129

Course Advisories: SPAN 101 or SPAN 101CD, or ESL 40 and ESL 41 and ESL 42.

Hours: 36 (36 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 130 Intermediate Spanish Conversation I (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 131A Beginning Spanish Grammar I (1 Unit)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 131B Intermediate Spanish Grammar II (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: SPAN 131A or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 131C Advanced Spanish Grammar III (1 Unit)

Prerequisites: SPAN 131B or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 18 (18 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 132 Introduction to Literary Analysis (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or SPAN 147 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 133 Survey of Spanish Literature (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 134 Survey of Latin American Literature (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 135 Latin American Culture (4 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 136 Contemporary Cultures Of Central America (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on the SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, CSUGE Area D3, IGETC Area 4C, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 138 Contemporary Culture Of South America (4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 4G, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 139 Contemporary Cultures Of Spain (3 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 98 and ENG 103.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area B, SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, CSUGE Area D7, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 140 Intermediate Spanish Conversation II (3 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or three years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 54 (54 lecture)

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

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 146 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers I (5 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 102 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 220.

SPAN 147 Intermediate Spanish for Native Speakers II (5 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 103 or 146 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 90 (90 lecture)

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

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C, SBCCGE Area E5

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

C-ID: SPAN 230.

SPAN 150 Advanced Spanish (4 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or SPAN 147 or four years of high school Spanish or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 160 Advanced Spanish (4 Units)

Prerequisites: SPAN 104 or 147 or 150 or qualifying score on SBCC SoML placement exam.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

SBCC General Education: SBCCGE Area C

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, IGETC Area 3B, IGETC Area 6A, CSU Transferable, UC Transferable

SPAN 200 Study In Mexico, Spain or Latin America (4 Units)

Course Advisories: ENG 98 with a minimum grade of "B".

Skills Advisories: Eligibility fro ENG 110 or 110H.

Hours: 72 (72 lecture)

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.

Transfer Information: CSUGE Area C2, CSU Transferable

SPAN 290 Work Experience In Spanish (1-4 Units)

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for English 100 or 110H.

Hours: 300 (300 lab)

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. Course restricted to 3 repetitions

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable

SPAN 299 Independent Study In Spanish (1-4 Units)

Limitations 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.

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Hours: 192 (192 lab)

Instead of lectures, 1-4 hours of conference with faculty member, according to number of units taken. For complete information, see "Independent Study" in the Catalog Index.

Transfer Information: CSU Transferable