Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to carry on a Spanish-language conversation consistent with the ability of a third semester language learner.
  • Identify correct vocabulary and sentence structure as appropriate to effective Spanish speaking.


SPAN 1 – Elementary Spanish I (4 units)
Introduction to the language and culture of the Spanish-speaking world. It includes the development of listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Spanish with an emphasis on the communicative skills, as well as the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. This course is equivalent to one year of high school Spanish.

SPAN 2 – Elementary Spanish II (4 units)
A continuation of Spanish I. Provides further basic communication skills through listening, speaking, reading and writing. This course introduces the present perfect, the conditional, the future and the subjunctive verb cases. It includes practice at the intermediate level and review of the fundamentals of Spanish grammar.

SPAN 10 – Introduction To Spanish (3 units)
Study of elementary Spanish with an emphasis in proficiency. This course includes grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation and communication. (L)

SPAN 20A – Spanish for Heritage Students (4 units)
Reading and writing in Spanish, targeted to Spanish speakers. Readings pertinent to the life and culture of Hispanics in the United States, compositions exploring personal, political, and cultural issues, exams, advanced grammar. Instruction in Spanish.

SPAN 20B – Spanish for Heritage Students (4 units)
This course, which is conducted in Spanish, is the second of a two-semester sequence designed for fluent speakers of Spanish who are proficient in the language, but who have had little or no formal language trainining.