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SPA 115 Conversational Spanish I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 1 Lecture, 2 Recitations
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Introduction to conversational Spanish. Fundamentals of authentic speaking and listening skills in Spanish, with minimal grammar instruction. Introduction to cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. Speaking:
a. (Application Level) Apply frequently used expressions and learned vocabulary to describe objects, people and places.

b. (Application Level) Formulate questions to satisfy basic needs (real-life situations).

c. (Application Level) Express basic needs (real-life experiences).

d. (Application Level) Use formulaic and other courtesy expressions.

e. (Application Level) Respond to formulaic and courtesy expressions.

f. (Synthesis Level) Formulate very simple face to face conversations with limited spontaneity using frequently used expressions and learned vocabulary.

g. (Application Level) Use correct Spanish pronunciation.

h. (Application Level) Produce grammatically correct, basic level sentences.

2. Listening
a. (Comprehension Level) When a speaker uses slow, deliberate speech and careful articulation, the student will aurally comprehend the following: short narratives, biographical information, phone messages, and short factual descriptions of objects, places, and/or people.

b. (Comprehension Level) Aurally comprehend formulaic expressions, questions and courtesy expressions from a Spanish speaker.

3. Culture:
a. (Analysis Level) Begin to distinguish between the Spanish speaking world's and the English speaking world's customs and life styles.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
None