Spanish Language and Cultures Support
SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURES SUPPORT (SLC)
Spanish is spoken in 27 countries and is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world. The Spanish Language and Cultures support is designed specifically to develop your spoken and written communication skills and to help you become a viable member of the growing Spanish-speaking community in the United States and abroad.
STUDENTS OF SPANISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE:
If you are a student of Spanish as a second language, you can test out of the first 12-credits of SLC courses. In that case you would be required to take SLC 303 and one capstone choice. The capstone courses provide further practice in writing and a deepened appreciation for Hispanic literatures, cultures, history, art and music.
BILINGUAL HERITAGE OR NATIVE SPEAKERS:
If you are a bilingual heritage or native Spanish speaker, you can test out of the first 12-credits of SLC courses. Your spoken proficiency will be determined by an oral proficiency interview with the SLC faculty. If approved, you can bypass SLC 303. You are required to take SLC 403 and one capstone choice.
COURSE SEQUENCE (15 credits)
SLC 103: Beginning Spanish I (3 cr)
SLC 203: Intermediate Spanish I (3 cr)
SLC 104: Beginning Spanish II
SLC 104: Beginning Spanish II (3 cr)
SLC 204: Intermediate Spanish II (3 cr)
SLC 303: Conversation and Composition (3 cr)
HUM 356: Latin American Civilization and Culture in Spanish (4 cr.) (Fall)
SLC 403: Advanced Grammar and Composition (3 cr.) (Fall)
SLC 466: Topics in Hispanic Civilization (3 cr.) (Spring)
Optional Independent Study Course:
SLC 400: Spanish Immersion Experience (2 cr.) (Prereq: Instructor’s consent)
Short -Term Study Abroad Courses taught on a rotating basis:
SPI 310-02 Cultural Competence in Health Care:
The Latino Perspective (Ecuador) (2 cr) (Spring 2012)
SLC 310 Language and Culture: Spain (Spring 2013 or 2014)