2004 - 2005 Catalog

Course Descriptions

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SPANISH

FLSPN 1
INTRODUCTORY SPANISH (4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CAN SPAN 2, CAN SPAN SEQ A CSU General Education Requirement: C2 Strongly Recommended Preparation:  No previous Spanish in other schools; special placement with consent of instructor.

FLSPN 1 introduces current Spanish.  This first semester course stresses pronunciation, understanding, speaking, writing and reading. Emphasis is placed on basic vocabulary and essentials of grammar, along with an introduction to Hispanic culture.  (Spanish 1 is not suggested for the bilingual student.) Spanish 1 and 11 cannot both be taken for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 2    
ELEMENTARY SPANISH
(4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CAN SPAN 4, CAN SPAN SEQ A CSU General Education Requirement: C2
Prerequisite:  FLSPN 1, one year of high school Spanish, or consent of instructor.

FLSPN 2 continues an introduction to current Spanish.  This second semester course stresses pronunciation, understanding, speaking, writing and reading.  Emphasis is placed on basic vocabulary and essentials of grammar, along with an introduction to Hispanic culture. (Spanish 2 is not suggested for the bilingual student.) Spanish 2 and 12 cannot both be taken for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 3    
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH
(4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CAN SPAN 8, CAN SPAN SEQ B CSU General Education Requirement: C2, Prerequisite:  FLSPN 2, or 12; two years of high school Spanish or equivalent.

FLSPN 3 is an intensive review of Spanish grammar interspersed with cultural, historical and literary studies. Conversation practice is included as a integral part of grammar and vocabulary studies, as well as in discussion of culture.  Compositions are required. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 4
ADVANCED SPANISH
(4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CAN SPAN 10; CAN SPAN SEQ BCSU General Education Requirement: C2. Prerequisite:  FLSPN 3, three years of high school Spanish.

FLSPN 4 is an intensive review and continued development of Spanish grammar interspersed with cultural, historical and literary studies.  Conversational practice is included as an integral part of grammar and vocabulary studies, as well as in discussion of culture.  Compositions are required. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 11
INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH FOR THE LIMITED BILINGUAL (4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC. CSU General Education Requirement: C2. Strongly Recommended Preparation: Very Limited Spanish-speaking background and no schooling in Spanish either in U.S. or any Spanish speaking country, or consent of instructor.

FLSPN 11 is a first-year Spanish course, providing an introduction to correct Spanish for the very minimally bilingual student, with emphasis on writing, reading and grammar.  Expansion of basic vocabulary and the essentials of grammar are presented along with an introduction to Hispanic culture.  Spanish 1 and 11 cannot both be taken for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 12  
ELEMENTARY SPANISH FOR THE LIMITED BILINGUAL
(4)

Class Hours:  4 Lecture CR/NC CSU General Education Requirement: C2 CR/NC. Strongly Recommended Preparation: FLSPN 11, preliminary level schooling in a Spanish-speaking country (1-4 yrs.); limited Spanish-speaking background and one year of high school Spanish, or consent of instructor.

FLSPN 12 continues an introduction to correct Spanish for the very minimally bilingual student with emphasis on writing, reading and grammar. Expansion of basic vocabulary and the essentials of grammar are presented, along with an introduction to Hispanic culture, communication and speaking.  Spanish 2 and 12 cannot both be taken for credit. (AA, CSU, UC)

FLSPN 30/60 
SPANISH EXPERIMENTAL COURSES
(.5-3)

Class Hours:  18 lecture hours or 54 laboratory hours for each semester unit.

All courses numbered 30/60 are designed to permit departments to meet an immediate student or community need, to explore newer methods in teaching a subject, to offer courses which are innovative, and to provide curriculum variety and flexibility.  A required course description identifies each course subject. These courses may be taken for CR/NC.

FLSPN 31  
SPANISH FOR BUSINESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC. Strongly Recommended Preparation: FLSPN 4 and ENG 51A or equivalent.

FL SPN 31 emphasizes the use of Spanish in a business format, including different types of correspondence, explanation of Spanish business terms; an oral component to help the business person express himself/herself in different situations; and practice in putting letters and announcements into correct but easily comprehensible Spanish. (AA, CSU)

FLSPN 32  
INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETATION
(3)

Class Hours: 3 Lecture CR/NC

FLSPN 32 is intended for the speaker of English and Spanish with native or near native fluency. FLSPN 32 introduces the techniques of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of documents, with an emphasis on the needs of administration hearing interpreters.  It addresses the differences between bilingual communication and interpretation for the legal services and emphasizes effective communication between the legal services provider and the client. (AA, CSU)

FLSPN 33  
INTERMEDIATE TRANSLATING AND INTERPRETATION
(3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC. Strongly Recommended Preparation: FLSPN 32 or equivalent.

FLSPN 33 is intended for the speaker of English and Spanish with native or near native fluency. FLSPN 33 addresses the broad outlines of the United States and California court systems, and the role of the administrative and court interpreter within it.  This course continues the study of vocabulary for the legal system.  Intensive practice of the techniques of simultaneous and consecutive interpretation and translation of documents is continued with the needs of both the administrative hearing and court interpreter being addressed.  May be taken two times for credit. (AA, CSU)

FLSPN 49/99
DIRECTED STUDY (1-2)

Class Hours:  54 laboratory for each semester unit. No more than 2

units per semester per 49/99 series.

Spanish 49/99 is designed for students who wish to undertake special projects related to a particular field. Students, under instructor guidance and acknowledgement, may pursue individual exploration after completing or while currently enrolled in at least one course in the department of directed study. (AA, CSU)

FLSPN 51
INTRODUCTORY CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL USE (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Strongly Recommended Preparation: ENG 51A or equivalent.

FLSPN 51 presents the essentials of grammar with an emphasis on communication oral practice to develop skill in communication for personal or professional use.  Practice is designed to focus on specific vocabulary needs according to profession or personal need.  May be taken two times for credit. (AA)

FLSPN 52  
ELEMENTARY CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL USE (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Prerequisite:  FLSPN 51 or equivalent. Strongly Recommended Preparation: It is also recommended that the students repeat FLSPN 51 if more than one semester has elapsed since

FLSPN 51 was taken.

FLSPN 52 builds upon FLSPN 51 and introduces further essentials of grammar with an emphasis on oral practice to develop skill in communication for personal or professional use.  Practice is designed to focus on specific vocabulary needs by expanding the vocabulary of the previous course in specific areas that address professional or personal need. May be taken two times for credit. (AA)

FLSPN 53
INTERMEDIATE CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR PERSONAL/PROFESSIONAL USE (3)

Class Hours:  3 Lecture CR/NC Prerequisite:  FLSPN 52 or equivalent. Strongly Recommended Preparation: It is also recommended that the student repeat FLSPN 52 if more than one semester has elapsed since FLSPN 52 was taken.

FLSPN 53 builds upon FLSPN 51 and FLSPN 52 and introduces further essentials of grammar with an emphasis on oral practice to develop skill in communication for personal or professional use. Practice is

designed to focus on specific vocabulary needs by expanding the vocabulary of the previous course in specific areas that address professional or personal need. May be taken two times for credit. (AA)

FLSPN 54
ADVANCED CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH FOR PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL USE
(3)

Class Hours:  3 lecture CR/NC Prerequisite: FLSPN 53 or equivalent.  Strongly Recommended Preparation: It is also recommended that the student repeat FLSPN 53 if more than one semester has elapsed since FLSPN 53 was taken.

FLSPN 54 continues presentation of the essentials of grammar with an emphasis on oral practice to develop skill in communication for personal or professional use.  Practice is designed to focus on specific vocabulary needs according to professional or personal need. May be taken two times for credit. (AA)

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