SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II

Department of Language & Literature: Spanish

I. Course Number and Title
SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II
II. Number of Credits
3 credits
III. Number of Instructional Minutes
IV. Prerequisites
SPAN201 (C or better) or equivalent
V. Other Pertinent Information

Students 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.

This course meets the General Education requirement in Arts/Humanities.
This course meets the General Education requirement in Diversity.

VI. Catalog Course Description
A continuation of SPAN201, this course reviews more basic essentials of vocabulary and grammatical constructions and presents constructions not yet studied. The course provides additional material for a solid foundation in conversation and composition. Emphasis continues to be placed on knowledge and appreciation of the cultural backgrounds of Spanish-speaking countries.
VII. Required Course Content and Direction
  1. Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. acquire and demonstrate increasing competence in the four language skills: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing [Arts/Humanities];
    2. recognize and respond appropriately and with increasing detail to the most common spoken situations;
    3. write increasingly complex sentences in Spanish; and
    4. explain an increasing number of aspects of life in the Spanish-speaking countries [Diversity].
  2. Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities

    Please note: the sequence of topics listed below is under revision. Contact the Language & Literature department for specifics.

    Grammatical topics:

    1. use of adjectives in description
    2. use of comparisons and superlatives
    3. formation and uses of the present and past subjunctive
    4. commands
    5. narration in the past
    6. use of the perfect tenses
    7. use of various pronouns
    8. talking about likes and dislikes
    9. talking about the future
    10. hypothesizing
    11. expressing “ago”
    12. “por” vs. “para”
    13. the personal “a”

    Vocabulary and social contexts:

    1. family and family relationships
    2. emotions and states of mind
    3. obligations
    4. free time activities and humor
    5. modern day problems and solutions

    Cultural contexts:

    1. places of interest in the Hispanic world
    2. art and artists and music in the Hispanic world
    3. fiestas and other celebrations
    4. Hispanic influences in the USA
    5. political life in various Spanish-speaking countries
  3. Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals

    Students will:

    1. take quizzes and tests;
    2. complete assignments, such as short compositions and grammatical exercises;
    3. perform listening comprehension exercises; and
    4. participate in oral interviews and/or presentations that assess proficiency levels.

    Quizzes and tests taken in class include the cultural topics presented in the course. Students articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.

  4. Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:

    Instructors employ text, workbook, multimedia resources, and internet resources of first-year proficiency-based Spanish program. See course syllabus.

Review/Approval Date - 5/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; revised 12/6/2010; New Core 8/2015