Second Year Spanish - Third Term
Course Number: SPA 203
Transcript Title: Second Year Spanish-3rd 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 202 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 202 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 most communicative tasks in a variety of social situations.
- Communicate effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with most native speakers.
- Narrate and describe with increased detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with consistent accuracy.
- Understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Spanish-speaking world and how it relates to one’s cultural perspective.
- Compare and contrast 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 abstract and complex ideas in a variety of authentic materials in the target language.
Outcome Assessment Strategies
Students will be assessed by any combination of the following:
- Active participation in class.
- Individual 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:
- Greetings, introductions and leave-taking.
- Age and nationality, geography of the Hispanic world.
- Personal descriptions, daily routines, interests and activities.
- Household items and domestics chores.
- The Hispanic city, asking and giving directions, and commands.
- Family members and Hispanic last names.
- Time and weather.
- Classes, studies and professions.
- Definite and indefinite articles. Noun/adjective agreement.
- Regular and irregular verbs in present, immediate future, present progressive and preterite.
- Introduction to present subjunctive, and subordinate clauses.
Competencies and Skills:
- Manages personal interactions.
- Discusses activities in present and past.
- Begins to give recommendations and suggestions.
- Recognizes and appreciates cultural and linguistic differences in the Spanish speaking world.
- Begins to write paragraphs given a context and a model.
- Reads and understands 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.