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SPA 101 Elementary Spanish I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: SPA 1101
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures 1 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only

Description: The basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish with a survey of cultural materials from Spanish-speaking countries.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Audience: Highly sympathetic; given the level of the task

1. (Application Level) In reading, derive meaning from the written Spanish language that contains learned vocabulary where context and/or background knowledge are supportive.
2. (Comprehension Level) Write simple sentences using formulaic expressions and learned vocabulary in the Spanish language writing system.
3. (Application Level) In speaking, utilize commonly used expressions to describe self and others, and formulate questions to satisfy basic needs. Express basic needs and use basic courtesy expressions.
4. (Application Level) In listening, demonstrate comprehension of frequently used words and phrases in simple spoken questions, statements, commands and courtesy formulae.
5. (Knowledge Level) Identify components of the cultures. Examples include: physical (personal space, customs), non-verbal (gestures), geographical, and arts (music, dance and physical art).
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
Outcome #1: Demonstrate comprehension of the gist and a few details of written...
1. Formulaic and courtesy expressions
2. Basic biographical information.
3. Questions, messages, descriptions, short narratives, and short dialogues containing some detail.
4. Authentic passages that are highly contextualized and that relate to basic survival vocabulary and/or current events.

Outcome #2: Using a limited amount of creativity and improvisation...
1. Incorporate formulaic and courtesy expressions.
2. Compose sentences expressing basic biographical information.
3. Compose questions, messages, descriptions, short narratives and short dialogues with some detail.
4. Apply the Spanish language writing system with a limited amount of improvisation.

Outcome #3: With a listener who expects somewhat measured and deliberate speech...
1. Use and respond to formulaic and courtesy expressions.
2. Formulate statements and questions to satisfy basic needs.
3. Express basic biographical information.
4. Utilize frequently used expressions and learned vocabulary to describe objects, places, people, and events.
5. Participate in very simple face-to-face conversations with limited spontaneity.
6. Apply the phonetic system and stress words appropriately.

Outcome #4: From a speaker who uses somewhat measured and deliberate speech and somewhat careful articulation, aurally comprehend...
1. Formulaic and courtesy expressions.
2. Statements and questions to satisfy basic needs.
3. Basic biographical information.
4. Frequently used words and phrases, learned vocabulary and novel vocabulary words in context questions, messages, descriptions, short narratives, and short dialogues containing some detail.

Outcome #5: Identify cultural aspects of those groups who speak Spanish language: daily activities, physical (e.g., personal space, customs), non-verbal(e.g., gestures), geographical (e.g., maps), and the arts (e.g., music, dance, other art forms, etc.).