The Spanish for healthcare professions minor (19 units) provides concentrated preparation in the study of language and culture in the healthcare field. Given the ever-growing need for bilingual doctors, nurses and other health care professionals due to the consistently growing population of Spanish speakers in the US, students graduating with this minor will be well equipped and at an advantage to many of their peers when applying for positions within the healthcare professions.

Prerequisites

 

Complete one of the following course sequences:

This course is designed to introduce the non-native Spanish speaking student to basic vocabulary, phrases, and cultural considerations necessary to communicate effectively with Spanish speakers in a healthcare setting. The course will prepare students to perform daily activities and tasks such as collecting and assessing a medical history, assessing health risks, and making appointments with Spanish speaking patients. There is no language prerequisite for the course, but students may find prior language learning experience useful. Students wishing to acquire general conversational skills or fluency in Spanish should enroll in traditional Spanish language classes. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA110-B
Hupka, Vanessa
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM James Complex 166
SPA110-A
Molina, Lorena
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM James Complex 171
SPA110-B
Hupka, Vanessa
09/03/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Yeager Center B222
SPA110-A
Molina, Lorena
09/03/2024 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
SPA110-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 M 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
SPA110-B
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA

This course is designed for students who have learned basic Spanish phrases and vocabulary relevant to healthcare professions. The course will afford students the opportunity to perform daily activities and tasks such as collecting and assessing a medical history, assessing health risks, making appointments, etc. with Spanish speaking patients in a public health setting. This course involves regular field experience in public healthcare setting. Prerequisite: SPA 110 or 115. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA120-A
Molina, Lorena
01/08/2024 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM The Village at CBU 100
SPA120-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Yeager Center B114
SPA120-A
Molina, Lorena
09/03/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
SPA120-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 T 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA
SPA120-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
or

A study of the fundamentals of the Spanish language. Emphasis is on the ability to write, read, speak, and understand simple Spanish through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Must pass with a C- or better to continue in SPA 125. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA115-C
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/08/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Yeager Center B221
SPA115-B
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/08/2024 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM The Village at CBU 300
SPA115-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/08/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM BUS 103
SPA115-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/03/2024 MW 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM TBA
SPA115-C
Hupka, Vanessa
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Health Science Campus L247
SPA115-B
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Building 36 36A1
SPA115-A
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM TBA
SPA115-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA
SPA115-C
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA

Completion of the fundamentals of the Spanish language with emphasis upon correct pronunciation and mastery of a practical vocabulary. Practice on oral and written expression through a variety of activities, both in and out of the classroom, homework assignments, and language lab participation. Simple study of Hispanic civilization. Prerequisite: SPA 110 or 115. (3 units; Fall, Spring, & Online)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA125-D
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/08/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM James Complex 245
SPA125-C
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/08/2024 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM BUS 252
SPA125-B
STAFF, STAFF
09/03/2024 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
SPA125-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/03/2024 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Building 36 36A1
SPA125-B
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 TTh 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM TBA
SPA125-C
STAFF, STAFF
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA
SPA125-D
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/13/2025 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM TBA
SPA125-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/13/2025 MWF 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM TBA
or

This course will build upon and further develop the informal knowledge of Spanish that heritage learners bring to the classroom and cultivate formal speaking, reading, and writing abilities. Students are not expected to have any formal training in written Spanish prior to enrolling in this course. Cannot receive credit for both SPA 125 and 130. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation

Lower Division Requirements

 

This course is a survey of the cultural and social history of specific cultures and civilizations of Asia, focusing upon the eastern, western, and southern regions of that continent. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA101-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/03/2024 M 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM The Village at CBU 100

 

Complete one of the following course sequences:

A review of Spanish grammar with special emphasis upon idiomatic language and verb forms. Conversation, translation, composition, and collateral reading of modern Spanish prose. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA213-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/03/2024 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM Building 36 36A1
SPA213-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/13/2025 MWF 10:45 AM - 11:45 AM TBA

Review of advanced grammar with emphasis on speaking, writing, and reading in Spanish. Classroom and homework activities emphasize communicating in Spanish. Classes will be conducted in Spanish. Prerequisite: SPA 120, 125, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall/Spring)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA223-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/08/2024 TTh 8:45 AM - 10:15 AM James Complex 245
SPA223-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Building 36 36A1
SPA223-A
Ruvalcaba, Noe
01/13/2025 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA
or

This course is designed specifically for speakers of Spanish who can communicate well orally but have little formal training in Spanish, particularly in writing it. The class emphasizes activities that acquaint students with Spanish in its written form and expands students' overall knowledge of the language. This course will review the principles of Spanish grammar, emphasizing their application to composition. Prerequisite: SPA 115, 125, or assessment. (3 units; Fall)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA230-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
09/03/2024 TTh 12:15 PM - 1:45 PM TBA

Plus 3 additional units in Spanish.

 

*Replace SPA 230 with upper division units in Spanish if exempted by exam or assessment.

Upper Division Requirements

 

Study of the application of linguistic skills in a professional setting. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, 305, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall, even years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA335-A
Jimenez, Salvador,, Jr.
09/03/2024 W 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TBA

This course is for students in medical fields who will often come into contact with Spanish?speaking persons in medical situations both in their professions and during preparation for these professions. This course is designed to prepare students for such situations focusing on the correct use of medical terminology in Spanish. Students will be able to interview patients and record their medical histories accurately and completely, as well as explain correctly, and in a culturally appropriate way to this type of patient the medical tests and procedures needed. Emphasis will be placed on terms most commonly used in communication between a healthcare provider and a patient. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or equivalent. (3 units; Fall, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA337-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/08/2024 M 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM James Complex ONLN

This course will serve as an introduction to translation theory and practice between Spanish and English. Emphasis is placed on practical simultaneous interpretation. The course will also provide an introduction to Spanish linguistics and will give a general overview of phonology, morphology, and comparative English/Spanish syntax. Prerequisite: SPA 223, 230, or equivalent. (3 units; Spring, odd years)

InstructorStart DateDaysTimeLocation
SPA465-A
Dhouti Martinez, Khamla L.
01/13/2025 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:15 PM TBA

 

Upper Division Elective Requirement

Complete three (3) additional units in Spanish.