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Class Descriptions

STUDY ABROAD COSTA RICA CURRICULUM

TOTAL CREDITS:  6 to 7 UNITS

 

SPANISH COURSES:

SPAN 1 - First Semester Spanish (4 units)

Recommended Prep:  Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status:  CSU/UC; 68 hours Lecture

This course is a study of beginning Spanish emphasizing grammar, reading, writing and speaking.  It also introduces the student to various aspects of the cultures of Spanish-speaking regions.  Total Immersion Spanish enhanced by small group instruction and family stay in Costa Rica.

SPAN 2 - Second Semester Spanish (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 1; Recommended Prep: Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status: CSU/UC; 68 Hours Lecture

Continuation of the understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills. Continued study of structural elements. Total Immersion Spanish enhanced by small group instruction and family stay in Costa Rica.

SPAN 3 - Third Semester Spanish (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 2 (See Foreign Language Enrollment Level Policy Statement); Recommended Prep: Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status: CSU/UC; 68 Hours Lecture

Continuation of the understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills. Grammatical resumes. Reading selections from the Hispanic world. Total Immersion Spanish enhanced by small group instruction and family stay in Costa Rica.

SPAN 4 - Fourth Semester Spanish (4 units)

Prerequisite: SPAN 3 (See Foreign Language Enrollment Level Policy Statement); Recommended Prep: Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status: CSU/UC; 68 Hours Lecture

Continuation of the understanding, speaking, reading and writing skills. Grammatical resumes. Reading selections from the Hispanic world. Total Immersion Spanish enhanced by small group instruction and family stay in Costa Rica.

SPAN 14 - Hispanic Short Stories (3 units)

Prerequisite:  SPAN 3; Recommended Prep:  Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status:  CSU/UC; 51 Hours Lecture

This course is an introduction to Hispanic literature through the short story genre.  Students will read, discuss and analyze short stories by Latin American and Spanish authors.  Emphasis will also be placed on the oral and written practice of Spanish.

SPAN 95 - Special Studies (3 units)

Prerequisite(s):  Permission of instructor;  Transfer Status:  CSU

Supervised study in researching an area in the student's academic major.

IDST 90:  Special Topics (1 unit)

Recommended Prep:  Reading Level III; English Level III; Transfer Status:  CSU; 17 hours Lecture

This course is a guided exploration of social and/or cultural activities and events that is designed to expand the socio-cultural perspective of students. 

IDST 94: Introduction to Service Learning (1 unit)

Recommended Prep: Reading Level IV; English Level IV; Math Level II;
Transfer Status: CSU; 17 Hours Lecture

Introduction to Service Learning is intended for students and instructors who have a strong interest in linking community service and academic learning. It is based on a cooperative effort between the student, a faculty member, and a community based organization, school, business entity or campus setting to provide real-world experience in a field of interest while at the same time filling a need in the community. This course may also provide the service-learning component for a student enrolled in any approved class. Since skills/proficiencies are enhanced by supervised repetition and practice, this course may be repeated three times.

IDST 104 - Theme-Based Studies (1 unit)

Recommended Prep:  Reading Level IV; English Level III; Math Level II; Transfer Status: NT; 8.5 Hours Lecture/25.5 Hours Lab

This is an interdisciplinary course structured around an instructor-selected theme related to a contemporary problem.  Students will select a specific theme-related topic and learn to research, analyze, and report on that topic, empowering them to assume an active role in the learning process.

 

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