Spanish - Modern Languages: Spanish Emphasis (Certificate: Conversational)
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Spanish - Modern Languages: Spanish Emphasis (Certificate: Conversational)

Certificate of Mastery: Conversational Track

Minimum of 21 credit hours
The Certificate of Mastery program is designed for students who wish to develop a working proficiency in Spanish for a variety of goals, including personal development, career opportunities, and travel. Those who earn this certificate will be able to communicate, orally and in writing, with native speakers of Spanish, and will demonstrate the cultural competence necessary to function within the diverse cultures of the Hispanic world. In order to provide options for different student goals, we offer two curricular tracks for the Certificate of Mastery. Students who choose the Conversational Track will focus on oral language skills and development of cultural competence. This track will require an International Study course, which will provide authentic language and cultural experiences. This Certificate of Mastery gives the student the background in Spanish to find a career in teaching, travel, broadcasting, translating, law enforcement, international business or social service. All courses in the Certificate of Mastery can be applied toward the Associate in Arts Degree in Modern Languages: Spanish Emphasis. Students who plan to pursue a degree after completing the certificate should work with their faculty advisor.

  • Course Sequence
    Course ID Course name Credits Type Min Gd
    Suggested Freshman 1st Semester
    SPAN 1010 Conversational Spanish I VARIABLE 1-4 Major
    SPAN 1120 Conversational Spanish II VARIABLE 1-4 Major
    Suggested Freshman 2nd Semester
    SPAN 1225 Elementary Spanish II 5 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 1st Semester
    SPAN 2010 Conversational Spanish III OR  Major C
    SPAN 2113 Intermediate Spanish I 3 Major
    SPAN 1150 Spanish Immersion I VARIABLE 1-3 Major
    Suggested Sophomore 2nd Semester
    SPAN 2060 International Study II VARIABLE 3-6 Major
    SPAN 2223 Intermediate Spanish II 3 Major
  • Course Grouping

    Major Courses: (21 credit hours) SPAN 1010, 1120, 1225, 2010 or 2113, 2050, 2223, 2060

    General Education Courses: None

    Life Skills Courses: None

    Support Courses: None

  • Program Notes

    Notes: A Certificate of Mastery program is designed to meet the needs of an individual who wants to enter the job market following the completion of the certificate.

  • Course Descriptions

    Spanish

    SPAN 1010 - Conversational Spanish I
    Prerequisites: ENGL 0203, adequate placement score, or by meeting determined placement measures
    VARIABLE 1-4CREDITS

    The beginning student will develop oral communication skills through intensive practice in Spanish with a focus on listening and speaking activities. The student will be able to function in Spanish on topics of everyday life. This class is taught completely in Spanish. Credit is variable and, with different content, may be repeated for up to 4 credits.

    SPAN 1120 - Conversational Spanish II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1010 or 1115 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    VARIABLE 1-4CREDITS

    A continuation of SPAN 1010. The student will further develop oral communication skills through intensive practice in Spanish with a focus on listening and speaking activities. The student will be able to function in Spanish in a variety of situations. This class is taught completely in Spanish. Satisfactory completion of at least three credit hours of Conversational Spanish II confirms that a student has demonstrated competency in a foreign language at the novice-high level according to the ACTFL scale. Credit is variable and, with different content, may be repeated for up to 4 credits.

    SPAN 1150 - Spanish Immersion I
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1010 or 1115 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    VARIABLE 1-3CREDITS

    The Spanish Immersion course provides an intensive language-learning experience for the student who has some background in Spanish. Following an orientation meeting on campus, students spend a period of time (minimum of two days) at an off-campus location hearing and speaking only Spanish. in addition to attending formal classes focusing on selected topics of vocabulary and grammar, students participate in activities such as dancing, games, aerobics, films, nature walks, and shopping in Spanish, enabling them to experience a total immersion.

    SPAN 1225 - Elementary Spanish II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1115 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    5CREDITS

    A continuation of SPAN 1115. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish. The student will continue to explore significant aspects of Spanish and Latin American culture. Satisfactory completion of this course confirms that a student has demonstrated competency in a foreign language at the novice-high level according to the ACTFL scale.

    SPAN 2010 - Conversational Spanish III
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1120 or 1225 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    The student will actively participate in conversations on a variety of topics, including vocabulary specific for fields of study or careers. Listening and speaking will be emphasized, but reading and writing will be incorporated to enable the student to function at the intermediate level of proficiency or above, according to the ACTFL scale. This course is taught completely in Spanish. Credit is variable and, with different content, may be repeated for up to four (4) credits.

    SPAN 2060 - International Study II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1120 or 1225 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    VARIABLE 3-6CREDITS

    International Study II provides an intensive language and culture experience for the student who has a minimum of two semesters of Spanish (or equivalent). Following orientation meetings on campus, students spend a period of time (minimum 9 days) in a Spanish-speaking country. Students will demonstrate an intermediate level of oral proficiency and cultural competence through interactions with instructors and other students as well as formal presentations, while they experience firsthand the culture of a part of the Hispanic world.

    SPAN 2113 - Intermediate Spanish I
    Prerequisites: SPAN 1225 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    The student will demonstrate proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level. The student will read a variety of Spanish texts, using them as a basis for conversation and composition in Spanish and will begin a systematic review of Spanish grammar. The class is taught in Spanish.

    SPAN 2223 - Intermediate Spanish II
    Prerequisites: SPAN 2113 or by evaluation. § Criteria for evaluation is in division office.
    3CREDITS

    A continuation of SPAN 2113. The student will demonstrate increased proficiency in understanding, speaking, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level. The student will read short literary texts and use them as a basis for discussions and compositions in Spanish and will complete a systematic review of Spanish grammar. The class is taught in Spanish.

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