Spanish Language

Classes

SPAN 101 : Beginning Spanish I

Introduction to basic structures of the Spanish language emphasizing speaking, writing, listening and reading. Oral communication emphasized to provide students with the right pronunciation vocabulary and the control of basic grammar. Introduction to Hispanic culture.

Credits:

4

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use appropriate pronunciation, structure and vocabulary to communicate orally with speakers of Spanish, answering questions or making simple descriptions.
  • Read and understand authentic documents in Spanish for cultural information.
  • Write simple texts (shopping lists, descriptions, postcards, forms) using knowledge of vocabulary, culture and basic grammatical structures.
  • Analyze oral, written and visual sources (phone messages, menus, advertisements, cartoons) of information about Hispanic culture and compare and contrast with what the students know of their own culture.

SPAN 102 : Beginning Spanish II

Continues SPAN 101 through reading, speaking, writing and listening. Oral communication emphasized. Utilizes videos, stories and songs. Deals with Hispanic culture and the basic knowledge of the history, geography, and the traditions of Spanish speaking countries.

Credits:

4

Prerequisites:

Credit for SPAN 101 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use appropriate pronunciation, structure and vocabulary to communicate orally with speakers of Spanish with greater proficiency, using role playing to create dialogues based on real-life situations.
  • Read and understand authentic documents in Spanish (simple articles, poems, newspaper articles) for cultural information with greater proficiency.
  • Write simple texts (letters, diaries, simple essays) using knowledge of vocabulary, culture and basic grammatical structures with greater proficiency.
  • Analyze oral, written and visual sources (dialogues, articles, film clips, Internet sites) of information about Hispanic culture and compare and contrast with what the students know of their own culture.

SPAN 201 : Intermediate Spanish I

Continuation of SPAN 102. Further refinement of basic language skills. Increased control over structures and idioms in written and oral expression. Reading about Hispanic culture, society, history and literature.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for SPAN 102 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use appropriate pronunciation, structure and vocabulary to communicate orally with speakers of Spanish.
  • Read and understand authentic documents (menus, recipes, itineraries, articles) in Spanish for cultural information.
  • Compose dialogues and do research on some aspect of Hispanic culture or history and present it orally.
  • Analyze oral, written and visual sources of information about Hispanic culture and compare and contrast with what the students know of their own culture.
  • Write descriptions, letters, diaries, showing knowledge of vocabulary, appropriate structures and knowledge of Hispanic culture.
  • Use Spanish to communicate personal information and experience and narrate past events and future aspirations.

SPAN 202 : Intermediate Spanish II

Continuation of SPAN 201. Further refinement of basic language skills including vocabulary development beyond the 201 level. Increased control over structures and idioms. Includes reading about literature, culture and society.

Credits:

3

Prerequisites:

Credit for SPAN 201 or consent of instructor.

Student Learning Outcomes Are:

  • Use accurate pronunciation, structure and vocabulary to communicate orally with speakers of Spanish, creating dialogs based on real-life situations.
  • Read and understand authentic documents in Spanish (articles, poems, short stories, film scripts, plays) for cultural information and critical thinking.
  • Write texts (poems, essays, diaries, reports) using knowledge of vocabulary, culture and increasingly sophisticated syntax and grammatical structure, with increasing fluency and proficiency.
  • Analyze oral, written and visual sources (dialogs, articles, film clips, feature length films, Internet sites) of information about Hispanic culture and compare and contrast with what the students know of their own culture.
  • Create short film clips in the u-tube genre, containing both visual and verbal information about Hispanic culture.