SPAN 222 - Spanish for Bilinguals II (4)

Students will continue improving their linguistic skills and increase exposure to more academic Spanish.  This may take the form of improving spelling, expanding vocabulary at formal registers, broadening the range of topics controlled in written and oral expression, and so forth. The readings (which explore health, education, politics, bilingualism, biculturalism and social institutions in Latin America) are the core of the course, serving as the basis for class discussion and essays and for the selective review of grammar. Completion of this course is the equivalent of Spanish 202 (Fourth Semester Spanish) and will satisfy any USF program requiring four semesters of a foreign language. Note: All incoming students enrolling in a Spanish class at USF for the first time who have taken Spanish before and/or were raised speaking Spanish are required to take the placements test. (Please see the Department of Modern and Classical Languages website for more information). Qualifying students who were raised speaking Spanish at home are required to take this course and are not eligible to take Spanish 202.  Prerequisite: Native speaking abilities, no junior high or high school study in a Spanish-speaking country, and successful completion of or a waiver for Spanish 221 (Spanish for Bilinguals I) or permission from Spanish Language Coordinator. Offered Spring semester only.