Basic Spanish 1 provides students with an introduction to the Spanish language and culture through a competency-based approach. Pronunciation and vocabulary are emphasized through guided student interactions with one another and with the instructor. Cultural awareness and grammar are integrated as students' progress through the course. *This course is not open to, or designed for, Spanish heritage speakers. Heritage speakers are encouraged to enroll in MLS 111 Spanish for Heritage Speakers or an alternate modern language course such as Arabic, French, or American Sign Language.

This course is a continuation of Basic Spanish I. Students are encouraged to expand acquired listening, speaking, grammar, reading, and writing skills in Spanish by the use of real-life situations in the classroom. In addition, students are introduced to social customs and attitudes of Spanish-speaking people. NOTE: This course is not open to Spanish speakers.

This course is intended for students who are interested in pursuing a career in one of the health professions or who are already working in a health-related field. In this course, students will be exposed to the terminology needed for basic communication with patients and colleagues in elementary Spanish. No prior knowledge or formal study of the Spanish language is needed.

This course is intended for those students whose first language is Spanish, but who have had little or no formal instruction in the language. The course is appropriate for those who lack the necessary skills to read and/or write Spanish at the level required to be considered literate in the language. If you speak Spanish at home or with your friends, but find that you cannot communicate as well in it as you can in English, and feel more comfortable expressing yourself in the latter, this course is for you. The course is conducted in Spanish.

This course is designed for students who grew up in a home where Spanish was the dominant language and have received limited to no formal instruction of the heritage language (Spanish). Students build awareness of common grammatical, orthographical (spelling), and phonological errors that are often ignored or misunderstood by heritage language learners. In addition, students also work on their cultural and communicative competencies in order to be successful in both academic and professional settings while exploring their bilingual and bicultural language learning experiences.

This course is designed for the fluent or near-fluent speaker of Spanish who needs to develop proficiency in reading and writing. Oral presentations, reading, and numerous written assignments emphasize speaking and writing skills. Attention is given to individual grammatical problems. The course is taught in Spanish.

In this course, students are introduced to the literature of Latin America, from pre-Columbian times to the present. The course proceeds in chronological fashion, and each literacy period and its works are studied within the historical framework in which they were created. All work in this course, from the readings to the assignments, is done in Spanish.

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