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SPAN 2001

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 Intermeidate Spanish I
Prerequisite(s) Spanish 1002 or permission of department chair
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course continues the work begun in Elementary Spanish and completes the survey of the grammatical structure of Spanish.

Expected Educational Results
By the end of the semester, the student should be able to:
A. Use orally as well as in writing expressions and vocabulary words related to:
1. Technology and electronic products.
2 Welcoming people to your home, describing your house or apartment and talking about household chores.        
3 Discussing the environment and expressing your beliefs and opinions about issues.
4 Giving advice to others, giving and receiving directions, and discussing daily chores.
5 Health, well being, and physical activity.
6 Expressing wants, opinions, desires, likes and dislikes.
7 Expressing doubt & indecision, agreement & disagreement.
8 Describing weekend activities.
9 Describing a vacation or a trip.
B. Use the different tenses of the subjunctive mood orally and in writing in contextual situations.
C.  Read and understand simple material from a Spanish newspaper, magazine, or the Internet.
D. Use of the present and past perfect tense in oral and written exercises.
F. Write short compositions about certain specific topics covered in class.
G. Read cultural, geographic, and historical information about Argentina,  Panamá, Colombia, Venezuela, and República Dominicana.

General Education Outcomes
None Specified

Course Content
A. The Past Tense (Preterite and Imperfect)
B. Por and Para
C.  Reciprocal Reflexives
D. Reciprocal Reflexives
E. Stressed possessive adjectives and pronouns
F. Relative Pronouns
G. Formal and Familiar Commands
H. The Present Subjunctive
D. The Present Perfect and The Past Perfect Tense
E. 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%

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.
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: Aug. 12, 2011
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