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SPAN 1100 (1 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Spanish Conversation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1411 or SPAN 1412.
Course Description: The course is a further exploration of the Spanish language through creative problem-solving while utilizing the basic elements of the Spanish language. (2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413


SPAN 1300 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, RLC

Beginning Spanish Conversation I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: Basic practice in comprehension and production of the spoken language. Emphasis on oral communication with an introduction of basic grammatical concepts and the development of reading and vocabulary skills. Cultural topics will be discussed. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413


SPAN 1311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC, RLC

Beginning Spanish I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish. It is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1411 but is also used in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1311 or SPAN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113


SPAN 1312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, MVC

Beginning Spanish II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish. It continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1311. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1412 but is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1312 or SPAN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 1 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113


SPAN 1411 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Spanish I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: This is the first semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is an introductory course intended for students with little or no knowledge of the language. Its aim is to present essential vocabulary and grammar, and to develop the pronunciation, listening, reading, and writing skills necessary for basic communication and comprehension. Customs and cultural insights are also presented. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1311, which is also used in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1311 or SPAN 1411 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113


SPAN 1412 (4 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Beginning Spanish II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1411 or the equivalent, or SPAN 1300 and SPAN 1311, or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the second semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course continues the oral practice, reading, writing, grammar and cultural studies begun in SPAN 1411. Students are expected to acquire a substantial amount of vocabulary and begin to deal with idiomatic language and more advanced syntax. This course is cross-listed as SPAN 1312, which is used only in Study Abroad programs. Students may register for either SPAN 1312 or SPAN 1412 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (3 Lec., 2 Lab.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055113


SPAN 2306 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, RLC

Spanish Conversation
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1412 or the equivalent.
Course Description: This course is designed to strengthen and improve oral skills in the language. Oral activities focus on current events, cultural, historical and social issues. Audio-visual media are used to explore Hispanic life and society. This course is intended to complement Spanish 2311. Topics vary from semester to semester. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413


SPAN 2311 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Spanish I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 1412 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the third semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is designed to further develop students' overall language proficiency and cultural knowledge through more advanced reading, listening, speaking and writing exercises. Grammatical concepts are reviewed and expanded. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213


SPAN 2312 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, ECC, MVC, NLC, RLC

Intermediate Spanish II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This is the fourth semester of academic transfer Spanish. This course is a continuation of SPAN 2311. The stress is on reading, composition, grammatical complexities, and intense oral practice, with continued studies of the culture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213


SPAN 2313 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, EFC, MVC

Spanish for Native Speakers I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This one semester course focuses on and emphasizes the development of: 1) the student's ability to communicate ideas and feelings, both orally and in writing; 2) comprehension skills through the study of reading selections; 3) the study of Spanish speaking countries and their culture(s); and 4) identification of regional variations of Spanish. Such study will lead to the analysis of content, style and sentence structure from contemporary Spanish reading selections. The student is expected either to speak Spanish as a home language or to function at a similar level of proficiency in Spanish or to have teacher recommendation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213


SPAN 2315 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, EFC, MVC

Spanish for Native Speakers II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Course Description: This one semester course focuses on the development of writing and oral communication skills, including practice in: 1) describing story characters, real persons, animals and natural phenomena; 2) summarizing facts and ideas; 3) giving oral information, instruction, directions, explanations and messages; 4) writing original compositions in Spanish and translating from English into Spanish; 5) reading and discussing well-known Spanish and Hispanic-American historical figures, writers, artists and musicians; 6) gaining a more advanced understanding of the Hispanic culture. The student is expected either to speak Spanish as a home language or to function at a similar level of proficiency in Spanish. The student is also expected to have completed Spanish 2311 or Spanish 2313 or to have teacher recommendation. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055213


SPAN 2316 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Spanish for Business I
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2311 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course exposes students to the Spanish language used in business, including the terminology and idioms of Spanish business language in special oral and written communication. Emphasis is placed on the structure and content of Spanish business correspondence. Authentic materials are used to give students a contemporary view of business as it is conducted in Hispanic society. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413


SPAN 2317 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Spanish for Business II
This is a Texas Common Course Number.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2316 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is devoted to the continued development of business language skills with a focus on the accurate use of business vocabulary and business style. Emphasis is on preparing students to function using Spanish in a business setting via practice of receptive and productive linguistic skills. The course also provides training in cross-cultural communication skills and is designed to help students achieve levels of proficiency to meet foreign language needs for business and international trade. This course is not a substitute for Spanish 2311 or 2312. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055413


SPAN 2321 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Spanish Literature I
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2312 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is an introduction to Spanish literature. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313


SPAN 2322 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC

Introduction to Spanish Literature II
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: SPAN 2312 or the equivalent or demonstrated competence approved by the instructor.
Course Description: This course is a continuation of Spanish 2321. It includes readings in Spanish literature, history, culture, art, and civilization. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313


SPAN 2323 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Introduction to Latin American Literature
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Course Description: Representative readings of the culture. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313


SPAN 2324 (3 Credit Hours)
Offered at BHC, CVC, MVC

Spanish Conversation and Culture Through Reading
This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a Core Curriculum course selected by the colleges of DCCCD.
Prerequisite: Three semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent.
Course Description: A reading and conversation course focusing on discussion of contemporary prose. This course seeks to improve comprehension and speaking skills in Spanish. This course may be repeated for credit. (3 Lec.)
Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 1609055313



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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