Spanish 4

Course No: 4140
Subject: Spanish
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Course Length: Year
Course Type: Elective
UC/CSU Subject Approval: E
Prerequisite: Spanish 3 or 3H
Criteria for Enrollment: Minimum semester grade of C in Spanish 3 or recommendation of Language Department Chair
Fulfillments: Meets one year of language graduation requirement

This two-semester course is an advanced language course designed for those students who wish to improve and build upon their Spanish skills and delve deeper into the cultures and literature of the Spanish-speaking world.  Prominent topics uncovered will be the volatile history of Latin American dictatorships, the impact and perception of Hispanics/Latinos in the U.S., and the diversity and beauty of art in the Spanish-speaking world.  The course is comprised of an on-going review of all major grammar structures, as well as a thorough study of more complex grammar concepts.  Considerable emphasis is given to broadening his/her cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world and increasing his/her ability to comprehend and express him/herself in  both spoken and written Spanish In order to maximize interaction with the language, students are expected to speak Spanish at all times.