SPA 150


Division:       Arts and Sciences                                                                                        Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:   Foreign Languages   


Course Number and Title:   SPA 150    SPANISH FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT


Credit Hours:  3     Hours/Wk Lecture:   3      Hours/Wk Lab       Lec/Lab Comb:



I.              Catalog Description


This course will introduce students to vocabulary and basic communication skills with an emphasis on applied Spanish for practical situations confronting law enforcement professionals.


II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:


Students who complete this course will be able to have basic communication skills with the Hispanic community.


III.           Required Background:   None.


IV.          Course Content:


              A.  Families

              B.  Emergencies (Accident, Medical, etc.)

              C.  Interviews (Suspects, Witnesses, etc.)

              D.  Arrests (Bookings, Forms, etc.)

              E.  D.U.I.s (On-the-scene tests, etc.)

              F.  Legal Terminology (The Miranda, etc.)

              G.  Domestic Violence

              H.  Traffic Control (Vehicle Stops, etc.)

              I.    Investigations (Assault and Battery, Altercations, Homicides, etc.)

              J.   The Community (Special Services, Schools, Crime Prevention)


I.              Learner Outcomes


The student will:

V.           Evaluation:


A.               Be able to greet and say good-bye.

B.               Be able to say numbers, dates, time, etc.

C.               Be able to interview a suspect using the basic skills.

D.               Be able to say The Miranda.

E.               Be able to speak to the Hispanic community with basic communication skills.

F.                Be able to do traffic control tests in Spanish, such as in D.U.I. cases.

G.               Be aware of the cultural aspects of the various Hispanic communities.

A.               Every student will say and write The Miranda.

B.               Every student will participate in mock situations to practice the learned skills.

C.               Every student will say the time, dates, numbers, etc. at the appropriate time and place.

D.               Every student will write dialogues for various situations, such as D.U.Is, bookings, etc.

E.               Every student will know new vocabulary as to clothes, greetings, adjectives, places, etc.



VI.          This course supports the following objectives:


           DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding