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SPA 201 Intermediate Spanish I
Credit Hours:  4
Effective Term: Fall 2015
SUN#: SPA 2201
AGEC: Global/International Awareness  
Credit Breakdown: 4 Lectures, 1 Lab
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A/F Only
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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: None

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.

(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.