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Course Descriptions

SPANISH

 

SPAN-101   Elementary Spanish I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this foundational course, students will apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing,  and reading – in order to be able to communicate  at a basic level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting information; to compare  Spanish-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products  to students’ own cultures;  to connect  the Spanish language to other relevant disciplines; and to begin using the Spanish language outside of the classroom in limited contexts. Content and supporting lan- guage structures and vocabulary will be theme- based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities that support effective communication  around the theme. (4 hours weekly)

 

SPAN-102   Elementary Spanish II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this second-semester foundational  course, students will advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to expand their ability to communicate  at a basic level by exchang- ing, interpreting, and presenting information; to compare  Spanish-speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cul- tures; to connect  the Spanish language to other relevant  disciplines; and to expand their use of the Spanish language outside of the classroom in limited contexts. Content and supporting lan- guage structures and vocabulary that support it will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)


SPAN-201   Intermediate  Spanish I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this first intermediate-level course, students will further advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to refine their ability to communicate at a intermediate level by exchang- ing,   interpreting, and presenting   information in multiple tenses and contexts; to deepen the comparisons of Spanish-speaking cultures’ prac- tices, perspectives, and products  to students’ own cultures; to connect  the Spanish language to other relevant  disciplines; and to expand their use of the Spanish language outside of the classroom in a variety of contexts. Content and supporting language structures and vocabulary will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)

SPAN-202   Intermediate  Spanish II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this second intermediate-level course, students will greatly advance their ability to apply four language skills – listening, speaking, writing, and reading – in order to further refine and expand their ability to communicate  at a intermediate level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting information in complex structures and contexts; to deepen further the comparisons of Spanish- speaking cultures’ practices, perspectives, and products to students’ own cultures; to connect the Spanish language to other  relevant disci- plines and current topics; and to expand their use of the Spanish language outside of the classroom in a variety of complex contexts. Content and supporting language structures and vocabulary will be theme-based, with outcomes measured in a variety of ways, including  task-based activities 
that support effective communication around the theme. (4 hours weekly)

SPAN-203   Advanced Intermediate Spanish I
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this content-based, intermediate course, stu- dents will further develop skills in comprehend- ing and speaking Spanish. Grammatical concepts introduced  in elementar y and  intermediate classes will be re-examined  with the intention of expanding them for use in conversation.  Content will be based on traditional  themes, such as interpersonal relationships or the environment, on topics of current interest, such as the effect of globalization or technology on society and on cultural issues. Students will apply their speaking skills in conversations, debates, short presenta- tions and inter views. (4 hours weekly)

SPAN-204   Advanced Intermediate Spanish II
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this content-based course, students will further develop skills in writing  and reading. Gram- matical concepts introduced in elementary and intermediate  classes will be reexamined  with the intention of expanding them for use in both reading and writing. Content will be based on the themes of religion and politics, family and family roles and on changing values. Students will work with short stories and film as a basis for skill development. (4 hours weekly)

SPAN-205   Spanish Through the Media
4 Credits (Humanities Core)

In this content-based, advanced intermediate course, students will further develop skills in comprehending  and speaking Spanish. Learn- ing will be based on current authentic Spanish media, including news from satellite channels, broadcast news, printed Spanish newspapers, computer-based materials, public lectures and current events. Grammatical concepts intro- duced in elementary and intermediate  classes will be re-examined with the intention of expand- ing them for use in conversation.  Students will apply their speaking skills in activities  such as summarizing, rephrasing, transcribing and pre- senting. The fundamental goal of this course is to build fluency in all skills while developing an extensive vocabulary through media exposure. (4 hours weekly)

 

SPAN-221   Cultures of the Spanish- Speaking World
3 Credits (Humanities/ Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core)

Students will  study the geography and history of the countries where Spanish is the main language  as they apply to the development of various cultures, attitudes, and beliefs. They will compare and contrast various institutions, both governmental and social, with special emphasis on a specific country or region, such as Spain, South America,  the Caribbean, and/or Mexico. Students will also look at the expression of culture through art, music, food, dress, and literature. Taught in English; this course does not fulfill the world languages sequence requirement. Prerequisite: Eligible to enroll  in ENGL-121. (3 hours weekly) NOTE: Also listed as ANTH-221.

 


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST