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SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish 1
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2010
SUN#: SPA 2201
AGEC: 
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures, 1 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F
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Description: Development of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and proficiency in Spanish, at the novice intermediate level. Continuation of understanding, appreciation and sensitivity to aspects of Hispanic cultures.

Prerequisites: RDG094 AND (SPA102 OR 4 semesters of high school Spanish with a grade of "B" or better)

Corequisites: None

Recommendations:

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
(Comprehension level) In Reading Spanish: Demonstrate comprehension of the gist and numerous details of written:
1. descriptions of objects, places, people and events.
2. passages expressing feelings, opinions, emotional reactions, volition, doubt, and contingent situations.
3. narrations of a series of events using the past tenses.
4. authentic passages that are somewhat contextualized and that relate to topics containing subjective information and/or to current events.

(Application level) In Writing Spanish: using an appropriate amount of creativity, improvisation, and elaboration...
1. describe objects, places, people, and events on topics containing subjective information.
2. express feelings, opinions, emotional reactions and contingent situations.
3. narrate a series of events using the past, present or future time frames.
4. employ the writing process (e.g., organizing thoughts, composing, revising, proofreading.)

(Application level) In Speaking Spanish: Using a moderate amount of creativity, improvisation and elaboration...
1. describe objects, places, people and events.
2. express feelings, opinions, emotional reactions, and contingent situations.
3. narrate a series of events using the past, present or future time frames.
4. initiate, respond and contribute to face-to-face conversations with some spontaneity using present and past tenses.
5. give instructions or commands.

(Comprehension/Analysis level) In Listening to Spanish: from a speaker who uses natural pace and articulation, aurally comprehend the gist and some details of...
1. descriptions of objects, places, people and events on topics containing subjective information.
2. beliefs, feelings, opinions, emotional reactions, and situations involving volition, doubt, or contingencies.
3. narrations of a series of events using past tenses.

(Synthesis level) CULTURE:
describe and exhibit initial understanding of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations within areas where Spanish is spoken/used.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
PLEASE NOTE: LATF uses the terminology "Goals" for this area.
With an audience that is highly sympathetic and/or moderately sympathetic, given the level of the task.
Reading Spanish:
1. Derive meaning from written Spanish from simple connected texts dealing with a variety of basic social needs.
Writing Spanish:
2. Create and connect structurally simple statements or questions in writing within the scope of limited language experience.
3. Follow the writing process in Spanish.
Speaking Spanish:
4. Respond to unanticipated questions on familiar material.
5. Express opinions about familiar topics .
Listening to Spanish:
6. Demonstrate comprehension of main ideas of extended aural discourse of increasingly complex topics.
Culture:
7. Demonstrate understanding of norms, values, and beliefs of areas where Spanish is spoken/used.