Course Abstract Details

SPAN-101, Elementary Spanish 1

Credits: 3

Course Description

SPAN-101, Elementary Spanish 1, is basic Spanish for students with little or no knowledge of the language. The course provides a solid foundation in the four language skills: listening, reading, writing and speaking, as well as grammar. Prerequisite: exemption/completion of READ-091. Three hours lecture each class. Three credits. Three billable hours. DIVERSITY/WORLD VIEW. Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer terms.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:   Upon completion of this course students will be able to:   

1. increase their awareness, knowledge and understanding of the culture of the Spanish-speaking people (PG 1, PG 5, GE 2, GE 6). 

2. be able to communicate in Spanish in exchanging meaningful dialogue, using grammatical structures and vocabulary to attain better oral proficiency (PG 3, PG 4, GE 1, GE 2). 

3. refine accuracy of pronunciation skills using the Spanish language (PG 4, GE 1). 

4. be able to read and comprehend cultural reading selections appropriate to the beginning level. (PG 1, PG 5, GE 2, GE 6). 

5. be able to write comprehensive paragraphs and descriptions on given topics demonstrating increased improvement in writing ability (PG 2, GE 1).    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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