(CI students in Spain, 2014)

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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:
Dr. Stephen Clark, Interim Chair
Bell Tower West, 1108
805-437-3317
stephen.clark@csuci.edu

CoursesTypical Student Profiles

SPAN 101: Elementary Spanish I

"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)

For those with no knowledge of Spanish. Those with knowledge beyond the scope of this course will be required to take a higher-level course. While developing basic functional proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing, students acquire cultural understanding about the Spanish-speaking world.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language

SPAN 102: Elementary Spanish II (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 101 or Equivalent
Designed for students learning Spanish as a second language, rather than for heritage speakers. Through the study of the Hispanic world, students continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language
CI Mission Category(s): International Perspectives

SPAN 201: Intermediate Spanish I (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or Equivalent
Designed for students learning Spanish as a second language, rather than for heritage speakers. Through the study of the Hispanic world, students continue to develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language
CI Mission Category(s): International Perspectives

SPAN 202: Intermediate Spanish II (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 102 or Equivalent
Continuation of SPAN 201. Designed for students learning Spanish as a second language, rather than for heritage speakers. Through the study of the Hispanic world, students further develop their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in Spanish.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language
CI Mission Category(s): International Perspectives

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

Can be taken before or after SPAN 212. Designed for students accustomed to hearing Spanish at home, who can speak some Spanish, and who seek to develop their skills in the language. Includes study of Hispanic cultures in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language
CI Mission Category(s): International Perspectives

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

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.
Can be taken before or after SPAN 211. Designed for students accustomed to hearing Spanish at home, who can speak some Spanish, and who seek to develop their skills in the language. Includes study of Hispanic cultures in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain.
Graded: Letter Grade
GenEd: C2, Language
CI Mission Category(s): International Perspectives

SPAN 301: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition: Part One (3 units)

Hours: Three hours lecture per week Prerequisite: SPAN 202 or SPAN 212 and Junior Standing and successful completion of Golden Four GE Areas (A1, A2, A3, B4) or consent of the instructor Description: Strengthens command of Spanish grammar and composition through the study of topics of cultural relevance in the Hispanic world. Also expands vocabulary through readings and class discussions

SPAN 302: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Composition: Part Two (3 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 202 OR SPAN 212 and Junior Standing and successful completion of Golden Four GE Areas (A1, A2, A3, B4) or consent of the instructor Description: Continuation of SPAN 301. Further strengthens command of Spanish grammar and composition through the study of topics of cultural relevance in the Hispanic world. Also expands vocabulary through readings and class discussions.


Questions? ¿Preguntas?

If you have any questions about a Spanish class, placement, or about the Spanish major/minor, etc., please contact:
Dr. Stephen Clark,
Interim Chair and Program Advisor
Bell Tower West, 1108
805-437-3317
stephen.clark@csuci.edu

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