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SPAN 1002

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.   
Credit Hours   3   
Course Title   Elementary Spanish II   
Prerequisite(s)   Spanish 1001 or permission of department chair   
Corequisite(s)   None Specified   
Catalog Description   
This course continues the work begun in SPAN 1001 with further study of the culture of Spanish-speaking regions. This course is not open to native speakers, which includes anyone who used the language as his or her principal language of education.
   
Expected Educational Results   
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to use orally and in writing expressions and vocabulary related to:

A. Clothing and shopping.
B. Reflexive verbs to talk about daily routines.
C. Adverbs of time.
D. Indefinite and negative words.
E. Gustar and similar verbs (aburrir, encantar, faltar, fascinar, importar, interesar, molestar, and quedar)
F. Produce meaningful sentences containing regular verbs in the preterite tense.
G. Produce meaningful phrases containing irregular verbs and verbs that change meaning in the preterite.
H. food names and meals.
I. Adjectives and pronouns in the construction of sentences.
J. Double object pronouns.
K. Comparisons and superlatives in the construction of sentences.
L. The verbs saber and conocer.
M. Pronouns as objects of preposition.
N. Parties and celebrations.
O. Congratulations, gratitude, and ask for and pay the bill at a restaurant.
P. Interrogative words and phrases.
Q. Health and medical conditions.
R. The imperfect tense, constructions with se, adverbs, and time expressions with hacer.
S. Cultural, geographic, economic, and historical information about Latin American countries.

General Education Outcomes   
None Specified
   
Course Content   
A. The past tense: preterite and imperfect
B. Indirect object pronouns, double object pronouns, pronouns after prepositions
C. Nouns, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, prepositions
D. Present and past tense of  both Regular and Irregular Verbs: reflexives and non-reflexives, ser, ir, gustar and similar verbs, saber, conocer, dar, decir, tener, and venir.
E.  Interrogative words and phrases.
F.  Comparisons and superlatives.
G.  Pronunciation, reading and writing.

Assessment of Outcome Objectives   
Course grade

The course grade will be computed as follows:

Major exams……………………………..(% at Instructors discretion)
Participation……………………………..(% at Instructors discretion)
Final Exam………………………………20%-30%
Total……………………………………..100%

Grading Scale:
90-100=A
80-89=B
70-79=C
60-69=D
50-59=F

B. The Foreign Language Department will ensure course content consistency and integrity through use of common final exams for all sections of Spanish taught in the college. These exams will be written jointly by those teaching Spanish following textbook guidelines for what the student should know at a given point.
C. Use of Assessment Findings
The results of departmental finals will be the subject of professional development
Discussions about implications for instructional improvement and curriculum change.

Last Revised: Oct. 24, 2011
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