List of Courses

SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I (3 credits)

This course is designed for students with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish. Students acquire basic grammar and lexical skills that will enable them to communicate in routine social or professional situations within an authentic cultural context. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following: biographical information, relationships, preferences, leisure activities and making plans for the future. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness and Diversity (GLAD) requirement at OCC. Upon successful completion of SPA 101, students may enroll in SPA 102.

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. Students learn to communicate in the context of an increasing number of daily life topics. Topics may include, but are not limited to the following: homes, daily routines, urban and commercial contexts, clothing and other belongings, health and emergencies, and the workplace. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness and Diversity (GLAD) requirement at OCC. Upon successful completion of SPA 102, students may enroll in SPA 201. 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 intermediate-level course builds upon the grammatical, linguistic, communicative and cultural skills previously learned at the introductory level. Students acquire more complex grammar and lexical skills that will enable them to communicate within a greater range of contexts. Topics are set within the Spanish-speaking world and may include: Hispanics in the US, Spanish-speaking Civilizations, The Arts, and Leisure. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness and Diversity (GLAD) requirement at OCC. Upon successful completion of SPA 201, students may enroll in SPA 202.

SPA 202 Intermediate Spanish II (3 credits)

This course is a sequel to Intermediate Spanish I. Students acquire increasingly complex grammatical, linguistic, communicative and cultural skills that will enable them to communicate in a greater range of situations within an authentic cultural context. Relevant topics to the Spanish-speaking world discussed in this course may include: Food, Relationships, Social Issues, The Environment, and Technology and Globalization. This course also fulfills the Global Awareness and Diversity (GLAD) requirement at OCC. Upon successful completion of SPA 202, students may enroll in SPA 204 or 220.

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. Prerequisite: SPA 202 or equivalent, or permission of instructor.