SPAN201 Intermediate Spanish I
Department of Language & Literature: Spanish
Course Number and TitleSPAN201 Intermediate Spanish I
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesSPAN111 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents are expected to spend between six and nine hours per week outside of class in activities such as learning vocabulary, reading, completing written exercises, working on pronunciation, preparing oral presentations, and working with the multimedia files that accompany the text.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis course, which further develops skills introduced in SPAN111, reviews basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents some constructions not yet studied. The course also provides material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition. Emphasis is placed on knowledge and appreciation of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will
- acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing;
- recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
- write increasingly complex sentences in Spanish; and
- explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the Spanish-speaking countries.
- Core (if applicable) Category I
- compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices.
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics:
- preterit of some stem-changing verbs
- imperfect tense
- preterit versus imperfect
- formation of the present subjunctive
- some uses of the present subjunctive
- present perfect tense
- future tense
- por versus para
- conditional tense
Vocabulary and social contexts:
- more nouns and verbs used to talk about daily activities
- nouns and verbs relating to occupations and the workplace
- nouns and verbs relating to travel, technology and social problems
- more study involving Hispanics in the United States
- Hispanics - daily life and the workplace
- visiting Spanish - speaking countries
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students will
- take quizzes and tests;
- complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
- perform listening comprehension exercises; and
- participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.
- Core (if applicable)
- Cultural Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests which examine the cultural topics presented in the course and in which they will compare, contrast, analyze, and/or defend differing world views and practices of some Spanish-speaking people.
- International, Gender, and/or Minority Perspectives: Students take quizzes/tests or complete sections of quizzes/tests in which they articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Instructors employ text, workbook, multimedia resources, and internet resources of first-year proficiency-based Spanish program. See course format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 5/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; revised 12/6/2010