SPAN 1002HThis 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 (Honors)
Prerequisite(s) Spanish 1001 or permission of department chair and acceptance into the Honors Program/College.
Corequisite(s) None Specified
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.
This course is SPAN 1102 for honors students.
Expected Educational Results
As a result of completing this course, the student should be able to carry on conversations in Spanish using the following grammatical concepts and vocabulary items:
A. Use orally and in writing expressions and vocabulary related to:
1. Clothing and shopping expressions
2. Daily routines and personal hygiene
3. Food and meals
4. Parties, celebrations, personal relationships and life stages
5. Health and medical terms relating to explaining symptoms
B. Use oral and written sentences containing double object pronouns.
C. Use oral and written sentences containing regular and irregular verbs in the preterit.
D. Distinguish between reflexive and non-reflexive verbs and use them appropriately. Be able to explain their daily routine orally and in writing.
E. Use the imperfect tense in oral and written exercises.
F. Explain their likes and dislikes and the uses of similar verbs. Read short articles or view a video and be able to express orally and in writing their likes and dislikes.
G. Understand the different uses of the construction “Se”.
H. Read short paragraphs containing vocabulary and grammatical constructions studied in this course and answer questions about them.
I. Write short compositions about topics covered in class and do brief oral presentations alone or with other classmates.
J. Through the use of media and the World Wide Web, students will study how Spanish speakers use the above grammatical concepts in their daily life.
General Education Outcomes
This course will encourage students to speak Spanish in class at all times and emphasize the study of grammar.
A. The past tense
B. The imperfect tense
C. Direct and Indirect object pronouns
D. Uses of the Reflexive construction
E. Reading and writing
Assessment of Outcome Objectives
Assessment of Honors students will place an emphasis on high-level critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills.
The course grade will be computed as follows:
Major exams ………………………………(% at Instructors discretion)
Participation ……………………………… (% at Instructors discretion)
Final exam …………………………………20 – 30%
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. Those teaching Spanish will write final exams jointly, following textbook guidelines for what the student should know at a given point. The professors teaching the honors sections will be able to adjust their final exams to meet the enriched curriculum.
USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
The results of the departmental finals will be the subject of professional development discussions about implications for instructional improvement and curriculum change.
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