New and Updated Course Descriptions
SPA 110 - Accelerated Elementary Spanish
Designed for students with no previous experience in the language who wish to move at a faster pace than is permitted by SPA 101 and SPA 102 courses, or for those who have taken one or more years of Spanish previously and wish to review and practice basic Spanish at a quickened pace. Focuses on communicative skills of listening comprehension, speaking, reading and writing. Includes high frequency vocabulary, basic constructions, common phrases and cultural aspects. Also stresses student participation in skills development. A companion course, SPA 111, is strongly recommended for improving comprehension and oral fluency, especially for students transferring to a four-year institution.
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Demonstrate the ability to sustain a conversation in everyday Spanish by accurately asking and responding to questions dealing with personal identification, nationality and ethnic background, daily activities, class schedules and descriptive personal characteristics, shopping for and wearing clothing, prices and dates, telephone etiquette, description of living spaces, and food preparation.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of Spanish grammar by producing correct sentences using relatively complex phrases in present tense, preterite tense and subjunctive mode conjugations.
3. Demonstrate proficiency in the correct formation and use of the mechanics of stem-changing and reflexive verbs.
4. Demonstrate an understanding of the correct handling and use of the so-called "false future" tense: "going to do..."; and will demonstrate correct application of gender and number, possessive adjectives and pronouns, and POR versus PARA.
5. Identify the major geographical features of the Spanish-speaking world (country placement, capital cities and names of nationalities) and some cultural traditions associated with those countries, including greetings and leave-takings.
6. Demonstrate an understanding of the use of last names; difference between familiar and formal treatment; racial/ethnic differences that make up the Hispanic population throughout the world; how immigration to the U.S. affects the Hispanic population; maquiladoras; and regional differences in customs.
Course Offered Fall and Spring
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Fall Semester 2018
Summer Session 2018