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SPA 117 Mexican Culture and Spanish Conversation I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Summer Session I 2010
SUN#: None
AGEC: None
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F

Description: Students will immerse themselves within the culture by living with Mexican families in Cuernavaca, Mexico, conversing daily in conversational classes, and participating in daily cultural activities and excursions.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Knowledge) Identify and explain similarities and differences in Mexican and American families.
2. (Knowledge) Explain the cultural interface that Mexico and the United States share.
3. (Comprehension) Describe the history, economy, and politics at work in contemporary Mexican culture.
4. (Application) Communicate with Mexican people at a basic level in Spanish, including everyday conversational vocabulary to real life applications.
5. (Application) Demonstrate proper use and formation of basic Spanish vocabulary and grammar in oral expression.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Accurately identify, describe, and discuss aspects of Mexican culture, including history, food, music, religion, education, politics, folklore, and the arts.
2. Appropriately engage in conversational Spanish on a basic level daily with native speakers.
3. Demonstrate a minimum proficiency of 70% on end of course testing.