Spanish (SPN)

SPN 101 -  Elementary Spanish I  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Communications

This course represents a comprehensive introduction to the Spanish language for the true beginner. Students will develop the ability to communicate in Spanish in everyday practical situations while acquiring some of the necessary skills for reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Cultural topics are integrated in each unit. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Recommended Prerequisites: Students will be required to read, write, listen, and speak in Spanish. You will need a minimal ability using technology to take advantage of outside-of-class requirements.

SPN 102 -  Elementary Spanish II  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Communications

SPN 102 is a continuation of SPN 101 and focuses on the expansion of the communications skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Cultural topics are integrated in each unit. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: SPN 101 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or required score on the NMC placement test or instructor permission

Recommended Prerequisites: Students will be required to read, write, listen, and speak in Spanish. You will need a minimal ability using technology to take advantage of outside-of-class requirements.

SPN 201 -  Intermediate Spanish I  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Communications

SPN 201 is designed to further develop language proficiency in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. A deeper exploration of Hispanic culture is presented in this course, allowing students to transform themselves into truly active and proficient language users. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: SPN 102 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or required score on the NMC language placement test or instructor permission

Recommended Prerequisites: Students will be required to read, write, listen, and speak in Spanish. You will need a minimal ability using technology to take advantage of outside-of-class requirements.

SPN 202 -  Intermediate Spanish II  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Communications

SPN 202 is a continuation of SPN 201 and focuses on the application of the communication skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking within cultural contexts. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: SPN 201 with a minimum grade of 2.0 or required score on the NMC language placement test or instructor permission

Recommended Prerequisites: Students will be required to read, write, listen, and speak in Spanish. You will need a minimal ability using technology to take advantage of outside-of-class requirements.

SPN 227A -  Spanish for Environmental Mgmt  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Communications

This course focuses on global environmental issues as an entry point for further development of Spanish technical vocabulary, conversational skills and global competencies. Through an exploration of current freshwater issues in Spanish-speaking countries, and an experience studying overseas, students will address relevant issues concerning environmental resource management, and engage in community projects. Group 1 course. Communications - Direct, Critical Thinking - Direct, Degree Req:Cultural Persp/Div.

Required Prerequisites: 3-4 years of high school Spanish

Recommended Prerequisites: Listening Skills-understand sentence-length utterances; Reading Skills-able to understand main ideas and/or some facts from the simplest connected text; Speaking Skills-able to handle successfully a limited number of uncomplicated communicative tasks by creating with the language in straightforward social situations; Writing Skills-able to meet limited practical writing needs.

Corequisites: WSI 290