Course Descriptions

Beginning Spanish I


Fundamentals of Spanish language with emphasis on oral communication. Fundamental grammar that is necessary for conversing about everyday situations is stressed. General topics including telling time; weather; introducing and describing self, family, and friends; days and dates; expressing creature comfort (hunger/thirst/etc.); and using vocabulary and verbs that are used in telling location, emotions, and destination. The two basic present tenses are studied. Intended for students with no language experience or for students who have had up to two years of Spanish instruction more than two years ago. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)

Beginning Spanish II


Continued study intended to broaden and enhance oral and written Spanish language skills. Extensive vocabulary and essential conversation patterns are presented and practiced in the areas of sports, food and dining, clothing and shopping, travel and leisure, parts of the body, and medical expressions. The two basic present tenses are reviewed and the two most commonly used past tenses are studied. Students with two or more recent years of documented Spanish instruction may request that the prerequisite be waived. 3 Credits (3 Lecture) Prerequisite(s): SPA111.