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Spanish

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Spanish.

Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si.

Most sections require the use of a computer with Internet access for class resources and/or to complete assignments.

SPAN 1, Elementary Spanish I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: SPAN 100.

IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only)   •   Prerequisite: None.

Students may receive credit for either Spanish 1 & 2 sequence, or Spanish 11, but not both.

This course, using the Natural Approach, introduces the students to basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the present and preterit tenses. Basic aural and reading comprehension is developed and students hold simple conversations and write short compositions about present and past actions. This course is taught in Spanish, except in the case of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

3279   7:45a-9:15a MWF   DRSCHR 221   Erickson M P

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3280   9:30a-11:00a MWF   DRSCHR 221   Zárate S

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3281   11:10a-12:40p MWF   DRSCHR 221   Erickson M P

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3282   12:45p-2:15p MWF   DRSCHR 221   Erickson M P

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3283   2:30p-4:55p TTh   BUNDY 416   Mizuki A H

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   
Above section 3283 meets at the Bundy Campus, 3171 South Bundy Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90066.

4444   7:30p-9:55p TTh   DRSCHR 217   Ndoley M N

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

SPAN 2, Elementary Spanish II    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: SPAN 110.

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only)   •   Prerequisite: Spanish 1*.

Students may receive credit for either Spanish 1 & 2 sequence, or Spanish 11, but not both.

This course is a continuation of Spanish 1. Using the Natural Approach, this course stresses basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the past and future indicative tenses and the subjunctive mood. The course develops basic aural and reading comprehension. Students hold simple conversations and write short compositions in the past and future. They read simple texts and further study Spanish and Latin American culture. Language laboratory is required.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Spanish.

3284   9:30a-11:55a MW   DRSCHR 217   Trives T

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3285   12:00p-2:25p MW   DRSCHR 217   Trives T

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3286   12:45p-3:10p TTh   DRSCHR 214   Schaffer S C

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

4445   5:00p-7:25p MW   DRSCHR 221   Arevalo L H

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

SPAN 3, Intermediate Spanish I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: SPAN 200.

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities)   •   Prerequisite: Spanish 2*.

Students may receive credit for either Spanish 3 or Spanish 12, but not both.

This course is taught through thematic units in Spanish on a variety of current and cultural topics. In addition, this course reviews Spanish grammar, emphasizing idiomatic constructions and expressions. Emphasis is also placed on the use of learned structures in compositions. Reading skills and basic literary analysis are developed using selected readings from Spanish and Spanish-American literature.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Spanish.

3287   8:30a-10:55a TTh   DRSCHR 222   Candelaria C

SPAN 11, Spanish for Native Speakers I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU   •   IGETC AREA Foreign Language (required for UC only)   •   Prerequisite: None.

Students may receive credit for either Spanish 1 & 2 sequence, or Spanish 11, but not both.

This course is designed for students who speak Spanish at home and who need to improve their vocabulary and knowledge of the grammar as well as their spelling, writing skills, and reading comprehension. Formal aspects of the language will be stressed including: spelling, punctuation, and accentuation. In addition, there is a focus on formal writing and the writing process. Reading, reading strategies and comprehension as well as basic literary analysis are stressed. This course is taught in Spanish except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor. Language lab is required.

3288   8:30a-10:55a MW   DRSCHR 213   Lee Chan A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

3289   8:30a-10:55a TTh   DRSCHR 214   Lee Chan A

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   
Above section 3289 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

3290   12:45p-4:20p MW   LA 239   Arévalo L H

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    DRESCHER 219   
Above section 3290 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to May 31. Above section 3290 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

3291   12:45p-4:20p TTh   DRSCHR 217   Arévalo L H

   Arrange-1.5 Hours    DRSCHR 219   
Above section 3291 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 07 to Jun 01. Above section 3291 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

SPAN 12, Spanish for Native Speakers 2    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU

C-ID: SPAN 220.

IGETC AREA 3B (Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only)   •   Prerequisite: Spanish 11*.

Students may receive credit for either Spanish 3 or Spanish 12, but not both.

This is the second semester of an accelerated sequence of two designed for students whose native language is Spanish but have had little academic training in the language. In addition to a review of tenses from Spanish 11 and continued study of accent rules and orthography, the second semester will focus on advanced grammar concepts including subjunctive tenses (simple and compound) and the sequence of tenses. Composition skills taught in Spanish 11 will be strengthened in Spanish 12. There will also be a focus on reading strategies and vocabulary building. This course is taught in Spanish except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to three years of high school Spanish.

3293   12:45p-4:20p MW   LA 214   Lee Chan A
Above section 3293 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to May 31. Above section 3293 is recommended but not restricted to the students in the Adelante Program.

SPAN 31A, Practical Spanish    3 units

Transfer: CSU   •   Prerequisite: None.

This course is designed for the student with no previous knowledge of Spanish and develops basic conversation skills in the present tense. It emphasizes the use of set-up phrases, idiomatic expressions, correct pronunciation, development of useful thematic vocabulary and the ability to communicate at a practical and basic level. This course is taught in Spanish except in cases of linguistic difficulty as determined by the professor.

3294   7:15a-9:20a TTh   DRSCHR 208   Mizuki A H
Above section 3294 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 07 to Jun 01.

3295   3:00p-5:05p MW   DRSCHR 214   Trives T
Above section 3295 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 06 to May 31.

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