South Suburban College
South Suburban College

Spanish Courses

Numbers in parenthesis are credit hours/semester and actual hours/week in class.

Where special course fees are required in addition to tuition, they are noted at the end of the individual course description. These fees are subject to change without prior notice.


SPN 101 - Elementary Spanish I (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.

Course for beginners stressing the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Emphasis on the geography and culture of Spain and Latin America. Language lab practice required.

SPN 102 - Elementary Spanish II (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: SPN 101 or equivalent with grade of "C" or above

Continuation of Spanish 101 with more intensive listening, speaking, reading, and writing practice. Culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America emphasized. Language lab practice required.

SPN 113 - Elementary Conversational Spanish (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: Taken concurrently with SPN 102, after completion of 102 or equivalent, or consent of instructor

Development of oral proficiency at the first-year level through active participation in dialogues dealing with every day life, and discussion of cultural topics. Taught entirely in Spanish.

SPN 115 - Spanish for Health Care Providers I (3, 3)

A course designed for health care providers working with Spanish-speaking patients which emphasizes oral communication, medical terminology, and cross-cultural awareness.

SPN 203 - Intermediate Spanish I (4, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: SPN 102 or equivalent with a grade of "C" or above

Continuation of SPN 102 with more advanced practice in the four language skills, literary readings, advanced grammar, and compositions. Culture and civilization of Spain and Latin America emphasized. Language lab practice required.

SPN 204 - Intermediate Spanish II  (IAI: H1900) (4, 4)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: SPN 203 or equivalent

Reading and analyzing stories and poetry by famous Spanish and Latin American writers, with general review of grammatical structures.

SPN 205 - Spanish for the Spanish-Speaking (4, 5)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: SPN 204 or equivalent, or consent of instructor

Review of proper spoken and written Spanish, reading of selected literary materials; for native speakers of the language who lack formal training, and for students who have completed Spanish 204 or equivalent, or consent of instructor.

SPN 213 - Intermediate Conversational Spanish (3, 3)

A college transfer course; consult the Transfer Center for more details.
Prerequisite: Taken concurrently with SPN 204, or equivalent or with consent of instructor

Development of oral proficiency at the second-year level through active participation in dialogues dealing with everyday life, and discussion of cultural topics. Taught entirely in Spanish.

SPN 215 - Spanish for Health Care Providers II (3, 3)

Prerequisite: SPN 115 with a grade of "C" or above or two years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or above, or consent of instructor

A course designed for health care providers working with Spanish-speaking patients which emphasizes more advanced oral communication, medical terminology, and cross-cultural awareness.

Native speakers or bilinguals generally do not receive credit for Spanish. Students who have completed two years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or above within the last four years must enroll in Spanish 102. Students who have completed three years of high school Spanish with a grade of "C" or above within the last four years must enroll in Spanish 203.

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