First Year Spanish-Second Term
Course Number: SPA 102
Transcript Title: First Year Spanish-Second Term
Created: September 1, 2012
Updated: December 19, 2014
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 40
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: Yes
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Completion of SPA 101 or instructor permission
Continues the work of SPA 101. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Recommended: Completion of SPA 101 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
Upon successful completion students should be able to:
- Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in predictable settings using the present and beginning work in the past tense.
- Apply circumlocution and inference skills, at a beginning level, when navigating selected real world situations in Spanish.
- Identify a limited range of linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
- Apply a limited understanding of selected historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
- Apply some strategies for analyzing authentic materials in the target language.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:
- Active participation in class.
- Individual and group presentations.
- Contextual written tasks (in or outside of class) to assess reading, writing, cultural, and aural competencies.
- Oral interviews with partner or instructor.
- In class, interactive student role-plays.
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)
Include all or most of the following:
- Careers and activities at work
- Domestic settings and activities
- Comparisons and superlatives
- Food, cooking and restaurant settings
- Food in the Spanish speaking world
- Direct and indirect object pronouns
- Expressing obligation and duty
- Expressing plans for the future
- Geography and climates
- Transportation and traveling
- Holidays and celebrations of the Spanish speaking world
- Parts of the body, health, personal care and habits
- Reflexives verbs
- Preterit and imperfect
Competencies and Skills
- Manages very basic interactions in restaurants, shops, domestic settings, travel related environments.
- Discusses future plans and preferences
- Describes daily routine
- Begins to talk about past events and childhood
- Follows basic directions
- Recognizes cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish-speaking world.
- Formulates questions and answers.
- Identifies and names people and objects.
- Writes strings of sentences
- Reads and understands the main ideas in simple texts
- Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting