Courses

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (3 credits)

This learner-centered course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Students acquire basic grammatical and lexical skills that will enable them to communicate in routine social or professional situations within an authentic cultural context. Upon successful completion of SPA 101, students may enroll in SPA 102. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga.

SPA 102 Elementary Spanish II (3 credits)

This course is a sequel to Elementary Spanish I. It builds upon the basic grammatical, linguistic, communicative and cultural concepts learned in SPA 101. Upon successful completion of SPA 102, students may enroll in SPA 201. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga. Prerequisite: SPA 101, or Permission of Instructor.

SPA 165 Spanish for Advanced Beginners (3 credits)

This course is designed for students with some experience in Spanish who feel they need a comprehensive review of the basic grammatical, linguistic and communicative structures covered in elementary-level courses prior to taking an intermediate level course. Upon successful completion of SPA 165, students may enroll in SPA 201. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga. Students may not receive credit for both SPA 102 and SPA 165. Prerequisite: three years of high school Spanish, or equivalent.

SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I (3 credits)

This dynamic course draws upon previously acquired knowledge, while introducing students to more complex grammatical and lexical structures to further develop communicative proficiency and cultural knowledge. The course is conducted mostly in Spanish. Upon successful completion of SPA 201, students may enroll in SPA 202. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga. Prerequisite: SPA 102, or SPA 165, or three-four years of high school Spanish, or Permission of Instructor.

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

This course is a sequel to Intermediate Spanish I. It expands upon complex grammatical and lexical structures. It is conducted entirely in Spanish and provides a solid foundation for advanced study. Upon completion of SPA 202, students may enroll in any intermediate-high level course. Students who successfully complete the SPA 202 level have fulfilled their language requirement for the A.A. in Humanities and Teacher Prep programs. The three additional credits may be taken either as a language course or as a general elective. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga. Prerequisite: SPA 201, or five years of high school Spanish, or Permission of Instructor.

SPA 203 Business Spanish (3 credits)

At an intermediate-high level, this course will focus on the unique language and the culture pertinent to doing business with Spanish people or with the Spanish-speaking world. Intensive work in conversation and composition. Solid preparation in grammar recommended. Class conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

SPA 204 Spanish Literature: An Introduction (3 credits)

At an intermediate-high level, this course will introduce students to literary concepts and literature from around the Spanish-speaking world. Intensive work in conversation and composition. Solid preparation in grammar recommended. Class conducted entirely in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent.

SPA 220 Spanish Communication Through Cinema (3 credits)

This course will focus on the linguistic and cultural diversity of the Spanish-speaking world as represented in the cinema. It includes intensive work in conversation and composition. Solid preparation in grammar is recommended. This class is conducted entirely in Spanish. Students who successfully complete the SPA 220 level will have fulfilled their language requirement for the A.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences: Adolescence Education, Childhood Education, or Humanities and Social Sciences. The three additional credits may be taken in a Humanities elective instead of in a language course. This course fulfills the Global Awareness requirement at Onondaga and meets the SUNY General Education requirement for foreign language. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent, or Permission of Instructor.