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Course Descriptions

Spanish (SPAN)


SPAN 090  Spanish for the Traveler 1  (3)
A practical class for beginners (tourists, business travelers, and those learning for their own enjoyment) with very little or no background in the language. Covers basic vocabulary, conversation, pronunciation, and frequently used expressions. Includes practice in speaking and understanding the language of everyday life with some information on the area’s culture, customs, and money system. RESTRICTED: Not open to students with more than one year of high school Spanish or one quarter of college transfer level Spanish.
SPAN 110  Spanish Oral Practice  (4)
Oral discussion of current events, cultural topics and subjects of particular interest to the class. Revision of basic grammar and relevant vocabulary that allows proper oral communication in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and SPAN& 122, or two years of high school Spanish or equivalent or instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

SPAN 111  Spanish for Health Care Workers  (5)
Focuses on developing basic communication skills primarily for health care workers or for anyone desiring a background in the language of health care in Spanish. Students learn introductory vocabulary and grammatical structures in Spanish related to the language of health care. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100.
SPAN 112  Spanish for Health Care Workers  (5)
A continuation of SPAN 111. Focuses on further developing communication skills primarily for health care workers or for anyone desiring a background in the language of medicine in Spanish. Students expand introductory vocabulary and grammatical structures in Spanish related to the language health care. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and SPAN 111 with a grade of 2.0 or higher.

SPAN 115  Hispanic Activities  (1)
Allows students to learn about the multiple contributions of the Hispanic world to the global community. Students are exposed to different elements of Hispanic culture, including music, dancing, and festivals, as well as basic Hispanic history. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies an activity requirement for AA degree.
SPAN 194  Special Studies-Spanish  (3-5)
A field course experience in which students improve their conversational Spanish within a cultural framework. Content varies each time the course is offered. Includes actual practice in the language. PREREQUISITE: SPAN& 121 and &122 or instructor's permission. Eligible for ENGL 100.

SPAN 299  Independent Study-Spanish  (1-5)
Encourages students to study independently in a field of their special interest in Spanish. Students meet on a tutorial basis with their instructor. Course content is decided in conferences between student and instructor. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and a grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 222 or equivalent with instructor's permission.
SPAN& 121  Spanish I  (5)
Begins the systematic study of Spanish emphasizing speaking and listening, basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice. Course requires practice with lab materials. PREREQUISITE: No previous background in Spanish, or no more than one year of high school Spanish, or no more than two years of high school Spanish with a "C" average or less. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

SPAN& 122  Spanish II  (5)
Systematic study of Spanish using the four basic skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Course requires practice with lab materials. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 121 or equivalent with instructor permission. The equivalent of SPAN& 121 is one year in high school with a grade of B or higher. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.
SPAN& 123  Spanish III  (5)
Completion of basic grammar system, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation. Course requires practice with lab materials. Fulfills the University of Washington College of Arts and Sciences graduation requirement. PREREQUISITE: A grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 122 or equivalent with instructor permission. The equivalent of SPAN& 122 is two years in high school with a grade of B or higher. Eligible for ENGL 100. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English requirement for AA degree.

SPAN& 221  Spanish IV  (5)
Systematic review of Spanish grammar aimed at communicative competency at an intermediate level. Intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with special emphasis on reading and reacting to texts that explore the diversity of the Spanish speaking world, as well as the global and local implications of gender, racial and cultural interdependence. Includes oral practice through discussion of above-mentioned materials. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and a grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 123 or equivalent with instructor permission. The equivalent of SPAN& 123 is three years in high school with a grade of B or higher. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.
SPAN& 222  Spanish V  (5)
Systematic review of Spanish grammar aimed at communicative competency at an intermediate level. Intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with special emphasis on reading and reacting to texts that explore the diversity of the Spanish speaking world, as well as the global and local implications of gender, racial and cultural interdependence. Includes oral practice through discussion of above-mentioned materials. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and a grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 221 or equivalent with instructor permission. The equivalent of SPAN& 221 is four years in high school with a grade of B or above higher. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.

SPAN& 223  Spanish VI  (5)
Systematic review of Spanish grammar aimed at communicative competency at an intermediate level. Intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with special emphasis on reading and reacting to texts that explore the diversity of the Spanish speaking world, as well as the global and local implications of gender, racial and cultural interdependence. Includes oral practice through discussion of above-mentioned materials. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 and a grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 222 or equivalent with instructor's permission. Satisfies a humanities/fine arts/English and the diversity course requirements for AA degree.