Spanish

The Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for a seamless transfer into the CSU system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Spanish. The Spanish program at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish program at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our program focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a fundamental awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for both non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Upon completing the Associate in Arts in Spanish for Transfer degree, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution for further study. More specifically, this degree is intended for students transferring to a California State University program. Transfer students are urged to consult a counselor and Spanish faculty to learn more about admission requirements to four-year institutions.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. Demonstrate fundamental proficiency in speaking, reading and writing in Spanish;
  2. Demonstrate the ability to identify elements of Spanish verbs, tenses and grammar;
  3. Demonstrate the ability to identify different Hispanic cultures, including historical periods, colloquialisms, food, dress and dialects;
  4. Demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs in the written and oral form;
  5. Demonstrate the ability to analyze and discuss Hispanic literature including authors from different Hispanic cultures.
REQUIREMENTS:
Units: 20
SPAN 1A
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
Substitution Courses: (0 - 3 Units)
Units: 0
SPAN 8A
Conversational Spanish (Active)
3
SPAN 8B
Conversational Spanish (Active)
3
ANTH 3
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (Active)
3
SOC 1A
Introduction to Sociology (Active)
3
CMUN 4
Intercultural Communication (Active)
3
List A: ( 0 - 5 Units)
Units: 0-5
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
FRNH 1A
Elementary French (Historical)
5
FRNH 1B
Elementary French (Historical)
5
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements:
Units: 0
Units Required for the Major: 20 - 25
Units:  
Double Counted Units: CSU: 6 - 9; IGETC: 6 - 9
Units:  
General Education Requirements: CSU GE: 39; IGETC: 37
Units: 37-39
Electives needed to get to 60 Units: CSU: 2 - 10; IGETC: 4 - 12
Units:  
Total Units for the Degree: 60 Units
Units:  
Total: 57-64
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with native fluency can take this option
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
2
ART 14A
Introduction to Murals (Historical)
3
HIST 12
Mexican American Cultural History (Active)
3
or
HUM 12
Mexican American Cultural History (Active)
3
THEA 3
El Teatro Campesino (Active)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 53-59
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with native fluency can take this option
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
2
ART 14A
Introduction to Murals (Historical)
3
HIST 12
Mexican American Cultural History (Active)
3
or
HUM 12
Mexican American Cultural History (Active)
3
THEA 3
El Teatro Campesino (Active)
3
Total: 18-20
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 20
SPAN 1A
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 55-59
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 20
SPAN 1A
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
Total: 20
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with two years of high school Spanish are advised to take this option.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 53-59
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with two years of high school Spanish are advised to take this option.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 1B
Elementary Spanish (Historical)
5
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
3
Total: 18-20
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with four years of high school Spanish are advised to take this option.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
3
General Education Requirements:
Units: 35-39
A student may complete the Gavilan College A.A./A.S. general education, the CSU-GE Breadth or the IGETC pattern, plus sufficient electives to meet a 60 unit total. See a counselor for details. NOTE: A course may be used to satisfy both general education and major requirements. See "Double Counting Rule".
Total: 53-59
The Spanish Department at Gavilan College is committed to providing an environment that makes learning Spanish fun, exciting, yet challenging at the same time. The study of Foreign Languages not only enables a person to communicate in another language but also opens new doors to different cultures. Many of our students study Spanish to fulfill general education requirements, some study because of the need to communicate at work and many simply study Spanish for the enjoyment of learning another language. The Spanish Department at Gavilan offers a wide range of courses for all students. Our department focuses in the areas of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as having a basic awareness of different Hispanic cultures. The Spanish curriculum provides a program for non-native and native students who wish to (1) pursue an advanced degree in Spanish, (2) broaden a general knowledge of Spanish, (3) develop listening and speaking skills, (4) prepare for a career as a Spanish educator. Our experienced instructors create an environment that both fulfills General Education Requirements and offers students exemplary preparation for transfer into both university and vocational level programs. Students with four years of high school Spanish are advised to take this option.
Learning Outcome(s):
  1. converse in Spanish at the basic level.
  2. demonstrate proper conjugation of verbs; in the written and oral form.
Requirements
Units: 18-20
SPAN 2A
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 2B
Intermediate Spanish (Active)
5
SPAN 12A
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 12B
Spanish for Spanish Speakers (Active)
5
SPAN 23
Independent Study (Active)
3
Total: 18-20
SPAN 1AElementary Spanish (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. Beginning course with emphasis on understanding and speaking Spanish; introduction to reading and writing Spanish. This course will also introduce students to Hispanic culture and institutions. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (C-ID: SPAN 100) (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
SPAN 1BElementary Spanish (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. Continuation of Spanish 1A. Further development of the four skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish. This course will continue to emphasize the study of Hispanic culture and institutions. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1A or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2018.
SPAN 2AIntermediate Spanish (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course teaches culture and facilitates language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will continue to interact with authentic language in context. Content is expanded beyond "survival" needs of the immediate environment in order to express personal meaning and to apply different strategies and techniques to go beyond casual conversation and express opinions, make suggestions on familiar topics, as well as some abstract issues and plans. Students demonstrate an increased awareness of cultural norms, values, and culturally relevant appropriate customs and events. Accuracy becomes quite high for high frequency structures and vocabulary but more complex discourse is still developing and requires a somewhat sympathetic listener or reader. Students will demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing linguistic structures and reflecting on and making cross-cultural comparisons. This course is taught primarily in Spanish. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. PREREQUISITE: Spanish 1B or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
SPAN 2BIntermediate Spanish (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course continues to expand upon culture and facilitate language acquisition through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students will interact with more sophisticated authentic language in context. Content continues to expand in order to express more complex ideas, in order to express personal meaning and to apply different strategies and techniques to go beyond casual conversation and express opinions, make suggestions on familiar topics, as well as some abstract issues and plans. Students demonstrate an increased awareness of cultural norms, values, and culturally relevant appropriate customs and events. Accuracy becomes quite high and for high frequency structures and vocabulary but more complex discourse is still developing and requires a somewhat sympathetic listener or reader. Students will continue to demonstrate the ability to think critically by analyzing linguistic structures and reflecting on making cross-cultural comparisons. This course is taught primarily in Spanish. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2A or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Fall 2016.
SPAN 8AConversational Spanish (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course is a beginning Spanish course, focusing on the Spanish sound system, basic grammar and vocabulary, and cultural elements. Although emphasis is on listening and speaking, basic reading and writing skills will be developed. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
SPAN 8BConversational Spanish (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course requires knowledge of Spanish pronunciation, basic vocabulary, and present tense grammar. More advanced grammar and vocabulary, and cultural elements will be taught in the development of listening, speaking, basic reading and writing skills. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. ADVISORY: Spanish 8A or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
SPAN 8CConversational Spanish (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course requires considerable knowledge of Spanish pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar and syntax. More advanced grammar and vocabulary will be taught in the development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. ADVISORY: Spanish 8B or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2016.
SPAN 8DConversational Spanish (3.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. This course requires fluency in spoken and written Spanish. Advanced grammar and vocabulary will be presented while the course concentrates on polishing the student's oral and written skills and develops a sense of style. ADVISORY: Spanish 8C or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
SPAN 12ASpanish for Spanish Speakers (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course is designed for heritage speakers of Spanish or other linguistically qualified students. It provides instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and the cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course will increase awareness of linguistic registers, discuss items beyond the familiar routine and develop an appreciation for Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the United States. This course is taught entirely in Spanish. PREREQUISITE: Spanish 2B or equivalent. (Standard Letter Grade.) Effective: Spring 2017.
SPAN 12BSpanish for Spanish Speakers (5.0)Active
5.0 Lecture. This course continues to provide instruction that builds upon the existing reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and cultural heritage and knowledge of these students. The course will continue to increase awareness of linguistic registers, discuss items beyond the familiar routine and expand upon their appreciation for Hispanic cultures as manifested in Spanish speaking countries and in the United States. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. PREREQUISITE: Spanish 12A or equivalent. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2017.
SPAN 22Field Work and Service (0.5-1.0)Active
1.5-3.0 TBA. Supervised field work within the College and with local agencies. Students serve in useful group activities in leadership roles prescribed for them by faculty or community agencies. A maximum of six units may be completed. Learning contracts must be filled out and signed by the student and the supervising instructor. This is a pass/no pass course. REQUIRED: Learning contracts must be filled out and signed by the student and the supervising instructor. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
SPAN 23Independent Study (1.0-2.0)Active
3.0-6.0 TBA. Designed to afford selected students specialized opportunities for exploring areas at the independent study level. The courses may involve extensive library work, research in the community, or special projects. May be repeated until six units of credit are accrued. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. REQUIRED: The study outline prepared by the student and the instructor must be filed with the department and the dean. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Spring 2011.
SPAN 98Special Topics (0.5-3.0)Active
0.5-3.0 Lecture, 0.5-3.0 Lab. Special topics courses examine current problems or issues of interest to students within a specific discipline area. For topical content information, consult with the appropriate department chairperson. For transfer status, check with a counselor. May be repeated for credit with different topics. This course may have the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. (Option of a standard letter grade or Pass/no pass.) Effective: Summer 2011.
SPAN 701Spanish for Health Professionals (0.0)Active
3.0 Lecture. Spanish for Health Professionals is a streamlined course which allows the student to master enough Spanish to survive in the healthcare field without loading them down with translation exercises. Vocabulary, grammar examples, practice activities and cultural topics are incorporated to relate to the occupational theme of nursing and healthcare. Students will practice communicative survival, using key vocabulary essentials to enable them to utilize their Spanish in the daily work situation, improving their ability to interact with their clients. (Pass/No Pass.) Effective: Fall 2019.