Course Descriptions
Course NumberCourse TitleCreditsDescriptionCompetencies
FLS151Elementary Spanish I5This course addresses the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. The language is based on themes of everyday life. Speech will be modeled by instructors who will monitor and correct for pronunciation and accent. Students will be asked to engage in simple conversations on a controlled basis using the themes presented in the curriculum. Much class time is spent practicing speech. Students will also be expected to use software available with texts to hone listening and speaking skills.View Competencies
FLS152Elementary Spanish II5Emphasis is on the understanding and production of oral and written Spanish presented in culturally appropriate settings. The language learned is based on themes of everyday life. Students will be asked to engage in more complex conversations using the themes presented in the curriculum. Speech will be monitored for pronunciation and accent. Much class time is devoted to practicing speech. Students will also be expected to use the software accompanying the text to hone listening and speaking skills. Prerequisite: FLS 151 or instructor permissionView Competencies
FLS181Spanish for Heritage Spkrs I4This course is designed to address the needs of Hispanic/Latino students who can communicate in Spanish but need to develop their reading, writing and speaking skills in a more accelerated environment than a traditional Spanish course. It will provide students the grammatical tools they need to write effectively with respect to register of language. Students become more familiar with accentuation rules and develop improved spelling skills through grammar drills and directed composition. Prerequisite: Instructor permissionView Competencies
FLS241Intermediate Spanish I4Review of essential grammatical constructions emphasizing major areas of difficulty for English speakers. Use of Hispanic cultural and literary materials to develop conversational skills. Prerequisite: FLS 152 or instructor's permissionView Competencies
FLS242Intermediate Spanish II4Having studied most of the grammar in previous courses, time will be spent reviewing the more difficult and troublesome concepts including a continuation of the study of the subjunctive mood. Comprehensible input now includes more extensive readings in Spanish literature, newspapers, websites or other print, as well as visual media. While serving to increase vocabulary and knowledge of grammar, they also serve as a source of cultural information. Prerequisite: FLS 241 or instructor's permissionView Competencies
FLS281Spanish for Heritage Spkrs II4This course is the continuation of FLS 181 and is intended for students who can communicate in Spanish, but need to further develop reading, writing and speaking skills in a more accelerated environment than a traditional Spanish course. It provides further practice of writing and speaking with respect to language register. This course further develops the Spanish speaker's skills in intermediate reading and writing through a series of more extensive readings, grammar drills and directed compositions, and continues study of more formal Spanish. Prerequisite: FLS 181 or FLS 152 or permission of instructorView Competencies