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 Spanish Program 

The Spanish language courses, as an integral part of the humanities program, prepare students for transfer to a university with strong second language skills and knowledge about cultural attitudes of Spanish speakers.

In addition to careers in education and business, Spanish provides occupational opportunities in all areas in which it is advantageous to be bilingual in English and Spanish. This skill is especially useful in California. Knowledge of Spanish may complement careers such as foreign service officer, foreign correspondent, travel agent, teacher, international banker, lawyer, export and import employee, legal secretary, receptionist, nurse, interpreter, social worker, government employee and medical doctor.

The curriculum of Santa Barbara City College’s Spanish Program provides instruction in aural comprehension, speaking, reading and writing, from beginning to third-year levels. SPAN 101 and 102 introduce the student to basic grammar, vocabulary, communicative functions, with an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. SPAN 103 and 104 expand the grammatical base established in the beginning levels, and includes extensive readings to increase vocabulary and phraseology of idiomatic expressions. SPAN 115, 132, and 135 respond to special needs and the growing demand for knowledge of Hispanic cultures and literature. SPAN 146 and 147 are designed to reinforce the Spanish language skills of native speakers. SPAN 150 and 160 concentrate on refining the knowledge and use of the language. The conversation courses (SPAN 120, 130, 140) emphasize oral self-expression.

The Spanish Program also has Study Abroad programs in Mexico, Costa Rica, South America and Spain. Interested students should contact the Study Abroad Office, ext. 2494.

 

Course Description

 

SPAN 101 & 102 — Beginning Spanish
(4) — CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB Hours: 72 lecture

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. (*UC Transfer Limit: SPAN 101, 101AB and 101CD combined: maximum credit, 4 units)

SPAN 101AB & CD, 102AB & CD— Beginning Spanish I
(2) — CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H or 110GB Hours: 36 lecture

Focuses on the essentials of spoken and written Spanish for the beginner, and provides an introduction to the culture of Spanish speakers. At the same time, this course allows students to complete two units of course work at their own pace.

SPAN 103 — Intermediate Spanish I

Review of grammatical structures and vocabulary building through readings. Further, it works with intermediate listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Also, this course involve to the students to make researches and discussions about cultural topics.

SPAN 104 — Intermediate Spanish II

This course develops listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. Review of grammatical structures, vocabulary building and cultural topics research.

SPAN 110 — Spanish Punctuation

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish punctuation, the use of diacritical and punctuation marks. Also, it is designed to increase accuracy of student who writes in Spanish at all levels.

SPAN 111 — Spanish Written Accents

Introduce to the fundamentals of Spanish phonetic and graphic accents. Designed to increase accuracy of student who writes in Spanish at all levels.

SPAN 114 — Beginning Occupational Spanish

Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary related to Spanish at the beginning level as spoken in the workplace.

SPAN 115 — Intermediate Occupational Spanish

Study of intermediate sentence structures: indicative, subjunctive and imperative moods, present, past and future tenses. Emphasis on commonly used structures, communicative functions and vocabulary for everyday use in the workplace.

SPAN 120 — Beginning Spanish Conversation

Oral expression in Spanish at the beginning level.

SPAN 129/ESL 129 — Bilingual Conversation Exchange

This is an interactive course for Spanish and ESL students to build conversation skills and foster cultural understanding.

SPAN 130 — Intermediate Spanish Conversation I

Promote free and spontaneous oral expression in Spanish at the intermediate level. (*UC Transfer Limit: SPAN 130 maximum credit, two courses)

SPAN 131A, B & C — Beginning Spanish Grammar I

Review of Spanish grammar fundamentals. Designed to increase accuracy of written and oral communication in Spanish. Class taught in English.

SPAN 132 — Introduction to Literary Analysis

This course is an introduction to literary analysis through study of various literary genres. Focus on discussion, synthesis and analysis of short stories, poems, drama, and essays in Spanish. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses.

SPAN 133 — Survey of Spanish Literature

Designed for the student who wishes to be introduced to Spanish literature and improve Spanish reading and writing skills. Focus on readings, discussion and analysis of literary works by main Spanish authors, from the middle ages period to the present. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses. Class taught in Spanish.

SPAN 134 — Survey of Latin American Literature

Designed for the student who wishes to be introduced to Hispanic American literature and improve Spanish reading and writing skills. Focus on readings, discussion and analysis of literary works by Hispanic American authors, from the Conquest to the present. Prepares student for Spanish upper division courses. Class taught in Spanish.

SPAN 135 — Latin American Culture

Culture course allows the student to study and research topics of special importance to the Hispanic world. Written and oral presentations are required. Class taught in Spanish.

SPAN 136 — Contemporary Cultures — Central America

Examines Hispanic cultural dimensions, allowing students to study topics of importance to the Central American region. Class taught in English.

SPAN 138 — Contemporary Culture — South America

This course makes an exploration about South American culture that allows to students to study and research topics of special importance to this region of the Hispanic world. Written and oral presentations are required. Class taught in English.

SPAN 139 — Contemporary Culture of Spain

Examines modern Spain from a cultural perspective, allowing the student to study topics of importance to Spain and Spanish America. Class taught in English.

SPAN 140 — Intermediate Spanish Conversation II

Promotion of free and spontaneous oral expression in Spanish at the advanced level.

SPAN 146 — Spanish for Native Speakers

Designed for students who speak Spanish at home and read and write it with difficulties in any of the following areas: spelling and accents, grammar, vocabulary, colloquial speech and interference of English, among others.

SPAN 147 — Spanish for Native Speakers

Designed for students who speak Spanish at home and read and write it with difficulties in any of the following areas: spelling and accents, grammar, vocabulary, colloquial speech and interference of English, among others.

SPAN 150 — Advanced Spanish

Intended for the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and study of more complex grammatical structures.

SPAN 160 — Advanced Spanish

Intended for the advanced student who wishes to perfect his/her knowledge of the language. Includes discussion of literary selections, vocabulary building, composition and study of more complex grammatical structures.

SPAN 200 — Summer Study in

Intensive Spanish language program stressing oral ability, pronunciation, grammar and culture. A variable unit, 4- to 5-week Summer Session taught in Mexico or Spain, it is offered to all students, faculty and staff, as well as to people in the community. Examines the Spanish language through the intensive study of grammar, Spanish or Mexican and Latin American culture, geography, government and history. Offered every summer, and takes place both on the SBCC campus (1 week), and Mexico or Spain. Students have the opportunity to live with a Mexican or Spanish family.

SPAN 290 — Work Experience in Spanish

Work experience on a job or project where the use
of Spanish is required and critical to its successful completion. Student increases and refines Spanish oral, aural and written skills, and learns and compares cultural characteristics of the Spanish-speaking people living in the United States, as applied to the job or project.

SPAN 299 — Independent Study in Spanish

For complete information, see “Independent Study” in the Catalog Index.

 

Oustanding Students Ceremony and Award

Each Spring Semester at the Outstanding Students Awards Banquet, two students are celebrated as distinguished Modern Languages students. Selections are made on the basis of academic excellence and linguistic achievement.

 

Scholarship -  Francisco Moreno Santacruz Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship is available to transfer students who intend to study Spanish at a four-year college or university immediately following graduation from SBCC, with the goal of either a major or a minor in Spanish language studies. Applicants must carry at least twelve (12) units and maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 in their Spanish language studies. Applicants may be U.S. citizens, international students, or have permanent resident status. Recipients must use the award for tuition, fees, books, and/or expenses of living, childcare, transportation, and/or travel related to the Spanish language. Selection shall include review of a standard scholarship application and personal essay. Award of this scholarship is based solely on academic achievement. Applications are available in the Financial Aid Office (SS-217).

Link to Financial Aid Website: http://www.sbcc.edu/financialaid/  Email Contact: finaid@sbcc.edu

 

Staff

- Juan Jose Casillas (2005). Assistant Professor, Spanish. A.A., College of the Sequoias; B.A., M.A., CSU Fresno; Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara.     Contact Infomation (805) 965-0581 x2486 -   http://www.casillas@sbcc.edu

- Dina G. Castillo(1988). Professor, Spanish. B.A., M.A., C. Phil., UC Santa Barbara.     Contact Information  (805) 965-0581 x2408   - http://www.castillo@sbcc.edu

- Marta Cruz - Concepcion Instructor, Spanish.MA Linguistics at The University of Michigan. Ann Arbor. Linguistics and Higher Education AdministrationMA Hispanic Literature Indiana University. Bloomington, Spanish Language and Literature BA Liberal Arts,   Indiana University. Indianapolis. Spanish Language and Literature; CommunicationsAssociate in Applied Science. Purdue University. Indianapolis. Organizational Leadership and Management.     Contact Information (805) 965-0581         htto://www.mgcruzconcepcion@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Luis Hernandez (2010) Instructor, Spanish. B.A. UCSB; M.A. UCSB.    Contact Information (805) 965-0581  - http://www.lehernandez@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Annette Holdman Instructor, Spanish. B.A. Spanish, University of Arizona, M.A. University of Arizona, single subject teaching credential, Chapman University.      Contact Information (805) 965-0581 -    http://www.alholdman@sbcc.edu

- Yaoska Lorente Garcia (2010). Instructor, Spanish. B.A., California State University San Marcos, San Marcos: M.A., CSU San Marcos.    Contact Information (805) 965-0581 -     http://www.ylorentegarcia@pipeline.sbcc.edu

- Maragarita G.  Martin Del Campo (2000). Instructor, Spanish. Business B.A., ITESO University; English, Spanish, Philosophy B.A., UCSB--Phi Beta Kappa; M.A. Spanish, UCSB.    Contact Information  (805) 965-0581 -   http://www.gonzalezm@sbcc.edu

- Marcelo Mejia Perez (2008) Instructor, Spanish M.A. UCSB; PhD UCSB.      Contact Information (805) 965-0581 -   http://www.mmperez@sbcc.edu

- Jessica Powell Instructor, Spanish.    Contact Information  (805) 965-0581 -  jepowell1@pipeline.sbcc.edu

Linda M. Robertson (1991) Instructor, Spanish. BA and MA in Spanish Linguistics UC Santa Barbara, Certificate in Translation and Interpretation UC Santa Barbara.    Contact Information  (805) 965-0581 - http://www.robertson@sbcc.edu

- Francisco Rodriguez (1997). Professor,   Spanish. B.A., Univ. Ponticia, Madrid; M.A., SFSU; Ph.D., UC Davis.   Contact Information (805) 965-0581 x2898 -  http://www.rodriguez@sbcc.edu

- Smith Carola Contact Information (805) 965-0581 x2243  - http://www.smithc@sbcc.edu

- Sonia M. Zuniga-Lomeli (1990). Professor, Spanish. B.A., Queens College, New York; M.A., Ph.D., UC Santa Barbara.    Contact Information (805) 965-0581 x2506 -   http://www.zuniga@sbcc.edu

 

 

 

 

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