(CI students in Spain, 2014)

Index

CSU Channel Islands Graduation Requirement: One semester of a language other than English with a grade of "C" or better.

Placement Guidelines

These recommendations are general. If you have any questions, please contact the Program Advisor:
Antonio Jiménez-Jiménez
Bell Tower West, #1245
805-437-8501
antonio.jimenez@csuci.edu

CoursesTypical Student Profiles

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I

(1st semester)

Note: Not available for General Education (C3a) credit to students with two or more years of high school Spanish taken within the last three years.

"I have never studied Spanish and have no knowledge of the language."

"I completed 1-2 years of Spanish in high school, but I found it difficult. I remember little."

"I took 2-3 years of Spanish, but it's been several years since I studied it. I remember next to nothing."

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II

(the first two weeks of the semester review basic SPAN 101 vocabulary and expressions)

"I completed a first-semester Spanish course in college."

"I completed two or three years of Spanish in high school. After a review in the SPAN 102 class, I could introduce myself, tell time, describe myself and list basic foods."

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I

"I completed a second-semester Spanish course in college."

'I took three of four years of Spanish. With some review in Spanish, I can ask and answer simple questions, read an essay on a familiar topic, and write a composition of at least one page in length. I am interested in improving my skills and learning more about the Spanish-speaking world."

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II

"I took a third-semester level course in college."

"I took four or more years of Spanish in school. After a brief review in Spanish, I could handle a simple situation or transaction, read an essay or short story, and write a composition of at least one page in length. I am interested in improving my skills and learning more about Hispanic cultures."

SPAN 211/SPAN 212: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I/II

"I have not studied Spanish formally. I grew up hearing and speaking Spanish."

"Several of my family members are Spanish-speaking. I want to learn to read and write in Spanish and improve my vocabulary."

"I am a U.S. Latino/a and I want to improve my speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. I also want to learn more about my culture."

SPAN 301/SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish I/II

"I completed a fourth-semester Spanish course (equivalent to SPAN 202) in college."

"I took more than four years of Spanish in school, and I can speak, listen, read and write at an intermediate level. For example, I can describe events in the past, present and future; I can tell a joke; and I can read literary works written for native speakers, and write a summary about them."

"I am a heritage speaker of Spanish who has intermediate-level skills. I want to improve all my skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing), and increase my knowledge of the Spanish-speaking world."


Course Descriptions

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I (4)

Prerequisite: No prior college study of Spanish or up to two years of high school Spanish.

This course addresses the development of basic functional proficiency in the Spanish language. As students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, they acquire knowledge about cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. GE: C3a-- Not available for General Education (C3a) credit to students with two or more years of high school Spanish taken within the last three years.

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or up to three years of high school Spanish.

This course addresses the development of basic functional proficiency in the Spanish language. As students develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills, they acquire knowledge about cultural similarities and differences between the U.S. and the Spanish-speaking world. GE C3a

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or no more than 3 years of high school Spanish

Through the study of the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, students further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. GE: C3a, C3b

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 201 or 3-4 years of high school Spanish

Through the study of the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, students further develop their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. GE: C3a, C3b

SPAN 211: Spanish for Heritage Speakers I (4 units)

This course is designed for Hispanic/Latino students accustomed to hearing Spanish and English at home who are able to understand much or what they hear as well as speak some Spanish, and who are interested in further developing their language skills, particularly in speaking, reading and writing. Course content will include the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world, with emphasis on the U.S. GE: C3a, C3b

SPAN 212: Spanish for Heritage Speakers II (4 units)

Continuation of SPAN 211. Designed for students accustomed to hearing Spanish spoken at home, who are able to understand much of what they hear as well as speak some Spanish, and who are interested in further developing their speaking, reading and writing skills in Spanish. Includes discussion of Hispanic cultures, with an emphasis on Hispanic communities in the U.S.
GenEd:C3A, C3B

SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish: Part One (3 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 212 or consent of instructor.

Enhancement of communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading and writing through the examination of topics of interest in the Hispanic world. Student projects to include presentations, service activities and cultural portfolio. GenEd:C3A, C3B

SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish: Part Two (3 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 OR SPAN 212 or Consent of Instructor

Enhancement of communicative abilities in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the examination of cultural topics of interest in the Hispanic world. Student projects may include presentations, in-class debates, journals, cultural portfolio and service activities.
GenEd:C3A


Questions? ¿Preguntas?

If you have any questions about a Spanish class, placement, or about the Spanish major/minor, etc., please contact:
Antonio Jiménez-Jiménez
Chair and Program Advisor
Bell Tower West, 1245
805-437-8501
antonio.jimenez@csuci.edu