Second Year Spanish - Second Term
Course Number: SPA 202
Transcript Title: Second Year Spanish-2nd Term
Created: February 27, 2013
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 201 or instructor permission
Continues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Recommended: Completion of SPA 201 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:
- Handle a wider range of communicative tasks in selected social situations.
- Communicate more effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with native speakers accustomed to dealing with non-native speakers.
- Further develop discourse to narrate and describe in more detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with greater accuracy.
- Expand understanding of cultural similarities and differences within the Spanish-speaking world in relation to one’s own cultural perspective.
- Deepen understanding of historical and cultural movements through analysis of selected works of art, literature, music, film and/or performing arts from the target culture.
- Analyze and develop responses to selected 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:
- Social and cultural activities, and sports
- Narrating a sequence of events in the past (imperfect versus preterite)
- Shopping for food, and ordering food in a restaurant
- Indicating one's preferences (verbs like "gustar")
- Describing medical, dental, and hospital care
- Shopping for clothes: explaining one's needs: style, size, etc.
- Compound tenses (present perfect, pluperfect)
- Subject, object, and double object pronouns
- Subordinate noun and adjectival clauses and the subjunctive (present, imperfect)
Competencies and Skills
- Manages personal interactions
- Discusses activities in future, present and past
- Gives recommendations and suggestions
- Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world
- Writes paragraphs given a context and a model
- Reads and understands a variety of texts
- Comprehends slow native speech in a contextual setting
- Makes herself/himself understood by a native speaker accustomed to non-native speakers