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Spanish Transfer AA

Last updated 6/9/2014

Associate in Arts Code 1017

Program Contacts:
QC Campus
Maria Concepción Lucas-Murillo, 309-796-5434, lucasmurilloc@bhc.edu
East Campus
Vashti Berry, 309-854-1711, berryv@bhc.edu


Students planning to major in Spanish at a four-year institution should follow the Black Hawk College Associate in Arts curriculum. The completion of the course of study outlined will satisfy graduation requirements of Black Hawk College. Since four-year institutions may require specific courses for a Spanish major, students should consult with the Advising area at Black Hawk College for additional information.

Students taking Spanish learn to read, speak, write, and listen in the Spanish language. Conversations and texts cover a variety of everyday situations and different cultural aspects. Spanish study includes the use of a basic text, a workbook, a reader/laboratory manual, and computer assisted instruction. Speaking and listening skills are developed through practice in class and with Web based instructional materials.

Language training can give a student a mastery of Spanish and English grammar and will improve cultural understanding. The training will also help students meet a requirement of many bachelor’s degree and advanced degree programs.

With over 400 million speakers worldwide, Spanish is one of the world’s most widespread languages. In the United States alone, where the Hispanic population is the largest minority group, there are over thirty million Spanish speakers.

Because of the large Spanish-speaking population in the U.S. and our proximity to Mexico and other Hispanic American countries, the ability to speak Spanish is viewed as a very important skill by many employers.

Understanding Spanish can open vast treasures of literature, history, music, art, philosophy, and other areas of a large and varied culture.

Spanish Transfer AA
Associate in Arts Code 1017
Course of Study Outline – Suggested Courses (Credit Hours)
First Semester
ENG 101 — Composition I (3)
Any foreign language other than Spanish (4-5)
Mathematics (3)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
SPAN 101 — Elementary Spanish I (3)

Second Semester
ENG 102 — Composition II (3)
Any foreign language other than Spanish (4-5)
Life Science (3)
SPAN 102 — Elementary Spanish II (4)
SPEC 101 — Principles of Speech Communications (3)

Third Semester
Fine Arts (3)
Mathematics  or  Computer Science (3)
Social and Behavioral Science (3)
SPAN 201 — Intermediate Spanish I (4)

Fourth Semester
Humanities  or  Fine Arts (3)
Non-Western Studies (3)
Physical Science (4)
Social and Behavioral Sciences (3)
SPAN 202 — Intermediate Spanish II (4)

Minimum total hours required for degree (64)

Courses for this program include: »

ENG 101 Composition I
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: ACT English score of 22 or above; or appropriate COMPASS score; or English 091 “C” or better.
English 101 is designed for students who are competent in the fundamentals of composition. Students will write essays using a variety of expository strategies and will apply standard techniques of documentation when appropriate. IAI: C1 900

ENG 102 Composition II
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: English 101 “C” or better.
English 102 is a continuation of English 101, is a required composition course that involves reading, discussion, and analysis of a body of literature to generate ideas for critical and persuasive papers, including one documented research paper. IAI: C1 901R (Grade of “C” or higher required for this course to be eligible to be included in the IAI General Education Core Curriculum.)

SPAN 101 Elementary Spanish I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
First course of a two semester sequence in elementary Spanish with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing and culture.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: One year of high school Spanish “C” or better or one semester of college Spanish “C” or better or the equivalent.
Second course of a two semester sequence in elementary Spanish with emphasis on speaking, listening comprehension, reading, writing and culture.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Two years of high school Spanish “C” or better or two semesters of college Spanish “C” or better or the equivalent.
First course of a two semester sequence in intermediate Spanish with emphasis on conversation, literary readings and composition and the culture and civilization of the Hispanic world.

SPAN 202 Intermediate Spanish II
4 cr. hrs.;
4 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
Prerequisite: Three years of high school Spanish “C” or better or three semesters of college Spanish “C” or better or the equivalent.
Continuation of Spanish 201 with additional work on oral proficiency, grammar review, composition, literary readings, and study of the Hispanic culture and civilization. IAI: H1 900

SPEC 101 Principles of Speech Communication
3 cr. hrs.;
3 lecture hours; 0 lab hours per week.
The oral communication course combines communication theory with the practice of oral communication skills. The oral communication course: (1) develops awareness of the communication process; (2) provides inventional, organizational, and expressive strategies; (3) promotes understanding of and adaptation to a variety of communication contexts; and (4) emphasizes critical skills in listening, reading, thinking and speaking. IAI: C2 900