Welcome to the webpage for the Spanish program at Georgia Perimeter College. You may see below the course offerings in Spanish at Georgia Perimeter College. We offer students the Beginning and Intermediate levels of the Spanish language with a strong emphasis on written and oral expression.
Georgia Perimeter students may earn an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language or an Associate of Arts degree in Foreign Language With a Concentration in Business. (see GPC catalog)
At Georgia Perimeter College, we encourage student participation in language clubs and Study Abroad to stimulate further interest in a variety of cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries and to reinforce the skills our students learn in the classroom.
Why study Spanish?
· Use Spanish to improve your employment potential.
· Learn Spanish to enhance your travel experiences.
· Communicate with 350 million native Spanish speakers world-wide.
Importance of Spanish today
· Spanish is the 4th most widely spoken language in the world.
· Knowing Spanish opens business opportunities overseas.
· Most widely studied Romance language.
Course Descriptions Per College Catalog
* Check Schedule of Classes under Registration for Course Offerings each Semester. The Summer Schedule is often "subject to change" as well.
SPAN 1001 - Elementary Spanish I
Fundamentals of pronunciation, conversation,
intonation, and grammar are emphasized. Oral exercises, varied reading
materials, and simple compositions are used extensively to develop interest in
and aptitude for acquiring progressive mastery of all aspects of the language:
oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing. Reading selections provide
an opportunity for learning the varied cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.
No native speakers or those who have had a great deal of their education in
the language are permitted in the elementary level language classes.
SPAN 1002 - Elementary Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPAN 1001 or permission of the
Department Chair. This course continues the work begun in SPAN 1001 with further
study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. No native speakers or those
who have had a great deal of their education in the language are permitted in
the elementary level language classes.
SPAN 1002H - Elementary Spanish II (Honors)
Prerequisites: SPAN 1001 or permission of the
department chair and acceptance into the Honors program. This course is SPAN
1002 for Honors students. This course continues the work begun in SPAN 1001 with
further study of the culture of Spanish speaking regions.
SPAN 2001 - Intermediate Spanish I
Prerequisite: SPAN 1002 or permission of the
Department Chair. This course continues the work begun in Elementary Spanish and
completes the survey of the grammatical structure of Spanish.
SPAN 2002 - Intermediate Spanish II
Prerequisite: SPAN 2001 or permission of the Department Chair. This course provides a comprehensive review of Spanish grammar and focuses on reading skills through cultural and literary readings which develop a deeper insight into the culture and peoples of Spain and Spanish America.
SPAN 2610 - Composition and Conversation
Prerequisite: SPAN 2002 or permission of the
Department Chair. This course provides intensive training and accurate
expression in both the spoken and the written language, based on a grammar
review and vocabulary acquisition.