Course Descriptions: SPAN

Span101 Elementary Spanish I 4 hours

Introduces the fundamental elements of the Spanish language within a cultural context. Emphasis is on the development of basic listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with grammatical accuracy to spoken and written Spanish in the present and future tenses, as well as demonstrate cultural awareness. The study of language and cultural connections include high frequency vocabulary, basic constructions, common phrases and Hispanic culture.

Span102 Elementary Spanish II 4 hours

Continues Span 101 and focuses on the fundamental elements of the Spanish language cultural context. Emphasis is on the progressive development of listening, comprehension, speaking, reading and writing skills. Upon completion, students should be able to comprehend and respond with increasing proficiency to spoken and written Spanish in the present, past and future tenses and should be able to demonstrate further cultural understanding of the Spanish-speaking world. Prerequisite: Span 101 or consent of instructor. A Knowledge Source Course.

Span201 Intermediate Spanish I 3 hours

The third in a four-semester, two-year sequence, Span 201 builds on grammar and language skills acquired in the first-year language courses (such as present and past tenses and object pronouns), applying this grammar to more complex thematic contexts. While reviewing first-year grammar and studying new grammar points, students explore cultural and historical themes and topics relating to Latin America, Spain and Hispanics in the U.S. through readings, videos and class discussion in the target language. Prerequisite: Span 102 or consent of instructor. A Knowledge Source Course.

Span202 Intermediate Spanish II 3 hours

Continues Span 201 and develops a more advanced proficiency in Spanish. This course provides instruction for and assesses students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening and provides a continuation of study of the cultures and cultural practices of the Spanish-speaking world. Grammatical elements include present, past, future and compound tenses and the indicative, imperative and subjunctive moods. Students will increase their language proficiency and cultural understanding through vocabulary building, composition and readings in literature and culture. Prerequisite: Span 201 or consent of instructor.