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Spanish

SPAN 1101 -- Beginning Spanish Language and Culture I,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

The first course in a four semester (two-year) sequence. In SPAN 1101 (Spanish I) students learn basic Spanish grammar such as verb conjugation and adjective agreement and practice the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing in the present tense with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension. Students are also introduced to various aspects of Hispanic culture in Latin American countries and in Spain as illustrated in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


SPAN 1102 -- Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II,   5 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Spanish 1101 or two years Spanish in high school with a score of 200 or higher on the Spansh Placement test. Note: to take the placement test go to the Spanish department web page at www.anokaramsey.edu/spanish

The second in a four-semester, two-year sequence. SPAN 1102 builds on the grammar and skills acquired in Spanish I. It involves more complex grammatical forms such as object pronouns; and practices the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing with an emphasis upon correct oral and written expression and aural comprehension, particularly in the past tense. Students also examine aspects of Hispanic culture in Latin American countries and in Spain as illustrated in the text and through videos and presentations, which may include historical, social and cultural topics.


SPAN 1111 -- Spanish and Latin American Culture: Pre-Columbian Civilizations,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 8)

Cross-listed with HUM 1111

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: College-level reading skills (in English)

Acquaints students with the civilizations and cultures of Spain and Latin America with an emphasis on Pre-Columbian civilizations that existed before the arrival of the Spaniards, including the Olmec, Maya, Toltec and Aztec civilizations. The destruction of the Pre-Columbian civilizations by the Conquistadors will also be analyzed. This course is taught in English; no previous knowledge of Spanish is required.


SPAN 1112 -- Spanish and Latin American Culture: Conquest to present,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 1112)

(Meets MnTC Goal 6 and 8)

An introduction to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world from the time of the Spanish Conquest to the present with respect to politics and social life, literature, religion, music and the arts. Through assigned readings and multi-media presentations students will discover the rich variety of Hispanic cultures that exist today and how have they developed over the past 500 years. This course is taught in English; no previous knowledge of Spanish is required.


SPAN 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


SPAN 2200 -- Field Study Abroad,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HUM 2200)

Students travel to one or more Spanish-speaking countries to observe firsthand both ancient and modern components of these civilizations. When offered for credit, a classroom segment will precede the trip, covering such topics as a brief history of the area to be visited, cultural differences, etc. No knowledge of Spanish language is required.


SPAN 2201 -- Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture I,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Spanish 1102 or four years Spanish in high school with a score of 300 or higher on the Spanish Placement test. Note: to take the placement test go to the Spanish department web page at www.anokaramsey.edu/spanish

The third in a four-semester, two-year sequence, SPAN 2201 builds on grammar and language skills acquired in the first year language courses (such as present and past tenses and object pronouns), applying this grammar to more complex thematic contexts. While reviewing first year grammar and studying new grammar points, students explore cultural and historical themes and topics relating to Latin America, Spain and Hispanics in the U.S. through readings, videos and class discussion in the target language.


SPAN 2202 -- Intermediate Spanish Language and Culture II,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(MnTC Goals 7 and 8)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: SPAN 2201 or at least four years of high-school Spanish and a score of 400 or higher on the Spanish Placement Test. Note: to take the placement test go to the Spanish department web page at www.anokaramsey.edu/spanish

The last in a four-semester, SPAN 2202 builds on grammar and language skills acquired in the first three semester language courses by adding new grammar structures, such as the future and conditional tenses, with a particular emphasis on the non-indicative modes such as present and past subjunctive as well as commands. Through readings, videos and class discussion in the target language, students continue to explore cultural themes emphasizing topics relating to modern society in the Spanish speaking world.


SPAN 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


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