Spanish Course Descriptions – Community College of Rhode Island

Spanish Course Descriptions

SPAN (Spanish)

SPAN 1000 - Basic Spoken Spanish I (3 Credits)

This is an introductory elective course for beginners emphasizing correct pronunciation and basic vocabulary for practical use in everyday conversational situations and travel dialogues. Students with no previous study of the language are prepared to use and understand it within a limited context and basic structure. Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 1010 - Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits)

This course is for students with little or no preparation and covers elements of the language including: conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing and grammar. Aspects of Spanish and Hispanic American culture are also included. Lecture: 5 hours

SPAN 1020 - Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

This is a continuation of Elementary Spanish I (SPAN 1010). (Prerequisite: SPAN 1010, 1030 or equivalent) Lecture: 5 hours

SPAN 1030 - Elementary Spanish I (3 Credits)

Spanish 1030 is a faster paced version of Spanish 1010. This course is suitable for students with previous experience i.e. Basic spoken Spanish and /or other prior formal study of the language, prior formal study of another foreign language, or informal experience with a foreign language. The course covers elements of the language including: conversation, pronunciation, reading, writing, and grammar. Aspects of Spanish-speaking cultures are also included. Note: Course content is the same as Spanish 1010 with two fewer hours per week. (Prerequisite: Prior preparation as noted above or permission of instructor). Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 1040 - Elementary Spanish II (3 Credits)

This course is a continuation of SPAN 1030. Note: Course content is the same as SPAN 1020 with 2 less classroom hours per week. (Prerequisite: SPAN 1030, SPAN 1010 or its equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 1230 - Spanish for Law Enforcement Personnel I (3 Credits)

This is an elective course designed for the student seeking a position in the Law Enforcement field and/or the professional already working in the career. (Language elective for Law Enforcement students) The course focuses on common situations encountered by Law Enforcement professionals providing practical communication skills development and information needed for daily work routines. Correct pronunciation and basic grammar are addressed. Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 1710 - Spanish for Medical Service Personnel I (3 Credits)

This course provides students an opportunity to master enough oral Spanish to deal directly with Spanish-speaking patients and family from hospital admission through discharge. Day-to-day dramatic re-creations of hospital experiences from the points of view of both nurse and patient help students improve proficiency in the use of spoken Spanish. Note: Elective credit for students in Nursing and Allied Heath fields. Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 2010 - Intermediate Spanish I (3 Credits)

This course helps students develop skill in reading and discussing texts related to Spanish and Hispanic-American culture and literature. Course work is supplemented by further work in grammar, conversation and composition. (Prerequisite: SPAN 1020 or SPAN 1040 or the equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours.

SPAN 2020 - Intermediate Spanish II (3 Credits)

This is a continuation of Intermediate Spanish I (SPAN 2010). (Prerequisite: SPAN 2010 or its equivalent) Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 2210 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition I (3 Credits)

This is an intensive course in conversation and composition. Selected cultural videos, readings and classroom discussions provide an atmosphere to develop and improve speaking and understanding of Spanish. Oral presentations and written compositions are required. (Prerequisite: SPAN 2010 or permission of instructor) Lecture: 3 hours

SPAN 2220 - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition II (3 Credits)

This is a continuation of Spanish Conversation and Composition I (SPAN 2210). (Prerequisite: Permission of instructor) Lecture: 3 hours

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Last Updated: 4/8/19