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Spanish

Spanish courses at Moraine Valley are designed for students who want to

  • Fulfill foreign language requirements of other colleges and universities
  • Major or minor in Spanish
  • Develop fluency for personal or professional goals
  • Learn about the Spanish culture

Did you know?

Spanish is The second most used language in business after English. The third most widely spoken language after Mandarin Chinese and English. A plus when seeking employment.

Courses

SPANISH I SPA-101 4 credits
This beginning course includes oral and aural exercises to develop the ability to understand, speak and write Spanish. Essentials of grammar are stressed. (4 contact hours)

SPANISH II SPA-102 4 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-101 or two years of high school Spanish. Grammar is further explored. Emphasis is on the culture of Spanish-speaking nations of the Western Hemisphere. (4 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH FOR BUSINESS SPA-105 3 credits
Designed for business people who wish to develop oral communication skills. Emphasizes question-answer patterns, high frequency expressions, and key vocabulary in business travel and tourism, commerce and public relations. Note: SPA-105 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement. SPA-105 will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH FOR BUSINESS II SPA-106 3 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-105 or consent of instructor. This course emphasizes question-answer patterns, high-frequency expressions and key vocabulary in banking, advertising and real estate. Note: SPA-106 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement. SPA-106 will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE I SPA-115 3 credits
Designed for people in health professions who wish to develop oral communication skills. Classes focus on question-answer patterns, high-frequency expressions and key vocabulary in pediatrics, family planning and the emergency room. Note: SPA- 115 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement, but will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE II SPA-116 3 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-115 or consent of instructor. The course teaches question-answer patterns, high-frequency expressions and key vocabulary in cardiology, drug addiction, and laboratory procedures. Note: SPA-116 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement, but will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH, LAW ENFORCEMENT I SPA-125 3 credits
Designed for individuals in law enforcement who wish to develop oral communication skills. Class emphasizes question and answer patterns, high-frequency expressions and key vocabulary in law enforcement. Note: SPA-125 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement, but will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

CAREER SPANISH, LAW ENFORCEMENT II SPA-126 3 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-125 or permission of instructor. A continuation of SPA-125 designed for individuals in law enforcement who wish to further develop oral communication skills. Emphasizes question- answer patterns, high-frequency expressions and key vocabulary in law enforcement. Note: SPA-126 is not designed to transfer to colleges or universities as part of a foreign language requirement, but will generally transfer as an elective. (3 contact hours)

SPANISH III SPA-201 4 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-102 or three years of high school Spanish. Review basic language skills conducted in Spanish language with an emphasis on conversation. Composition is included. Reading of advanced texts (novels) is included. (4 contact hours)

SPANISH IV SPA-202 4 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-201 or four years of high school Spanish. This class will review language structure and interpretation of literary selections. Class is conducted in Spanish. Emphasis is on Spanish-European culture. (4 contact hours)

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH SPA-205 4 credits
Prerequisite: SPA-201 or four years of high school Spanish. Provides practice in speaking and understanding everyday Spanish. (4 contact hours)

SPANISH CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION SPA-210 3 credits
Prerequisite: SPA 202 or fluency in Spanish. Students will examine Spain's historical, intellectual and cultural heritage. Course is taught in Spanish. (3 contact hours)

LATIN AMERICAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION SPA-212 3 credits
Corequisite: Registration or credit in F60-100. Students will examine Latin America's historical and cultural heritage, and the countries' concerns and realities. (3 contact hours)

INTRODUCTION TO HISPANIC LITERATURE SPA-213 3 credits
Prerequisite: SPA 202 or fluency in Spanish. The class will survey literary movements, principal writers, and representative works of Spanish and Hispanic American literature. Emphasis is on the 20th century. This course is taught in Spanish. (3 contact hours)