First Year Spanish-Third Term
Course Number: SPA 103
Transcript Title: First Year Spanish-Third 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 102 or instructor permission
Continues the work of SPA 102. Emphasizes active communication in Spanish. Includes listening, speaking, reading, writing, pronunciation, structure, vocabulary, and culture. Recommended: Completion of SPA 102 or instructor permission. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.
successful completion students should be able to:
- Manage common interactions, in both oral and written forms, in a selected variety of settings using the present, past and future tenses.
- Further develop circumlocution and inference skills when navigating a variety of real world situations in Spanish.
- Reflect on linguistic and cultural diversity within the Spanish-speaking world and how it differs and/or relates to one’s own culture.
- Apply a broader understanding of important historical and cultural movements in the target culture through exposure to literature, art and performing arts in the target language.
- Expand and strengthen 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:
- Compound tenses
- Parts of the body, health, personal care and habits
- Relative pronouns
- Reciprocal actions
- Placing events in the past
- Influencing others
- The environment
- Direct and indirect object pronouns
- Expressing obligation and duty
- Expressing plans for the future
- Holidays and celebrations of the Spanish speaking world
- Reciprocal actions
- Preterit versus imperfect
Competencies and Skills
- Manages basic personal interactions.
- Discusses future plans and preferences.
- Describes daily activities in present and past.
- Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world.
- Begins to write paragraphs.
- Reads and understands the main ideas in a variety of texts.
- Comprehends slow native speech in a highly contextual setting.
- Makes herself/himself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers.