SPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II
Department of Language & Literature: Spanish
Course Number and TitleSPAN202 Intermediate Spanish II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesSPAN201 (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 DescriptionA 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.
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.
Cultural PerspectivesStudents will
International, Gender, and/or Minority PerspectivesStudents will
- articulate similarities and differences in the various cultures of the world and demonstrate familiarity with the skills necessary to make informed judgments.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities:Grammatical topics:
- use of adjectives in description
- use of comparisons and superlatives
- formation and uses of the present and past subjunctive
- narration in the past
- use of the perfect tenses
- use of various pronouns
- talking about likes and dislikes
- talking about the future
- expressing “ago”
- “por” vs “para”
- the personal “a”
Vocabulary and social contexts:
- family and family relationships
- emotions and states of mind
- free time activities and humor
- modern day problems and solutions
- places of interest in the Hispanic world
- art and artists and music in the Hispanic world
- fiestas and other celebrations
- Hispanic influences in the USA
- political life in various 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 for new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 5/99; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; revised 12/6/2010