SPAN251 Advanced Spanish II
Department of Language & Literature: Spanish
Course Number and TitleSPAN251 Advanced Spanish II
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesSPAN250 (C or better) or equivalent
Other Pertinent InformationStudents 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. Text may change yearly.
Catalog Course DescriptionIn this continuation of work from SPAN250, students discuss selected cultural readings, newspaper and magazine articles, etc., in order to acquire a greater mastery of spoken and written Spanish. This course also addresses advanced language skills and a deeper understanding of the 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;
- demonstrate ability to 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
Use direct and indirect object pronouns
Use formal commands
Use informal commands
Introduce cognates and false cognates
Learn about reflexive verbs and pronouns
Learn about reciprocal verbs
Learn present subjunctive with expressions of doubt
Learn the uses of “se”
Form indefinite and negative expressions
Use indicative and subjunctive in adjective clauses
Express the conditional
Express the future tense
Use relative pronouns
Use indefinite and negative expressions
Use indicative and subjunctive in adverbial clauses
Use verbs followed by an infinitive
Use the imperfect subjunctive
Learn hypothetical conditions using imperfect subjunctive and conditional
Learn the equivalents of English let’s
Vocabulary and social contexts
More nouns and verbs used to talk about foods in the Spanish-speaking world
Nouns and verbs relating to family relationships
Nouns and verbs relating to pollution and other environmental problems
Identifying origins of food and food products
Reporting and discussing social changes
Discussing causes and effects of current environmental problems
Assessment Methods for Core Learning Goals:
- Course Students
- 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 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:Students use text, workbook, and multimedia resources of second-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 - 3/98; Core Goals/Objectives added 4/04; Revised 4/2011