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SPA 118 Mexican Culture and Spanish Conversation II
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: SPA117


Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis) Analyze similarities and differences in Mexican and American families.
2. (Analysis) Examine the cultural interface that Mexico and the United States share.
3. (Synthesis) Explain the history, economy, and politics at work in contemporary Mexican culture.
4. (Application) Communicate with Mexican people on a novice level in Spanish.
5. (Evaluation) Critique proper use and formation of beyond 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 novice level daily with native speakers, including in depth conversations in the target language.
3. Demonstrate a minimum proficiency of 70% on oral and written assessments.