Course Content and Outcome Guide for SPA 203
- Course Number:
- SPA 203
- Course Title:
- Second Year Spanish - Third Term
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Course DescriptionContinues to expand structure and vocabulary for the purpose of active communication. Includes practice in reading and writing. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Recommended: Completion of SPA 202 or instructor permission. Audit available.
Intended Outcomes for the course
Upon successful completio students should be able to:
1. Manage most communicative tasks in a variety of social situations.
2. Communicate effectively with some rephrasing and circumlocution with most native speakers.
3. Narrate and describe with increased detail and length using a variety of time frames and modes with consistent accuracy.
4. Understand the values underlying cultural behaviors and attitudes within the Spanish-speaking world and how it relates to ones cultural
5. 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.
6. 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