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 Course Title:   Spanish I: D

 Title Abbreviation:   SPANISH I: D

 Department:    SPAN&

 Course #:    121

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A proficiency-based course in Spanish, which includes pronunciation, fundamentals of grammar, syntax, oral and written exercises, reading and conversation; taught with varied foreign language teaching methods. An appreciation for cultural aspects of Spanish speaking countries is emphasized. Oral practice is encouraged. For students who have not previously studied Spanish or for those who need a refresher course.

 Prerequisite  

None

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0


Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Humanities  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
CWU 151
U of W 101
WSU 101
WWU 101

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate mastery of the Spanish sound system. Understand spoken Spanish intended for this level, regarding topics related to daily life. Speak in simple sentences about familiar topics in the present tense.
  2. Demonstrate some reading skills within the confines of early vocabulary and develop reading strategies.
  3. Sustain a simple conversation within vocabulary limitations. Emphasis is not on speaking in 101, but some oral skills will begin to emerge with student use of short appropriate answers, showing comprehension of oral or written material.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of some of the cultural differences among Spanish speaking countries as well as some of the creative and philosophical contributions of Spanish speaking people. Behave appropriately in social situations.
  5. Demonstrate a significant understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultural traits.
  6. Demonstrate understanding and empathetic respect for the multiple races, social classes, and varied backgrounds of people from Spain and Latin America.
  7. Understand the historical, social, and political influences on the cultural questions raised while they are acquiring the Spanish language.
  8. Demonstrate the ability to use language and behaviors that are appropriate in social situations with native speakers, either in class or with Hispanic people in the community.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.2 Recognize, produce and demonstrate appropriate interpersonal, group, and public speaking skills.
3.3 Demonstrate effective listening skills.
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.
3.5 Recognize, comprehend, and use non-verbal behaviors appropriate to a given context.
3.6 Recognize, comprehend, and use visual communication appropriate to a given context.

4. Community & Cultural Diversity

Definition: Recognizing the value of human communities and cultures from multiple perspectives through a critical understanding of their similarities and differences.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
4.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and issues associated with the diverse perspectives of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and culture.
4.2 Understand, value and respect human differences and commonalities as they relate to issues of race, social class, gender, sexual orientation, disabilities and culture.
4.3 Understand the historically and socially constructed nature of—and the meanings attributed to—human differences.
4.4 Demonstrate effective communication across differences in human communities and cultures.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.2 Demonstrate standards of professionalism in manner, appearance, and setting appropriate to the context, including the classroom, workplace, and community.
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Pronunciation: vowels, consonants, diphthongs, accents, phrases, sentences and intonation.
  2. Grammar: articles, gender and number of nouns & articles, gender agreement of adjectives, possessive adjectives, subject pronouns, regular and irregular present tense verb conjugations, & interrogative and negative structures.
  3. Culture: proper use of the formal and familiar you, the use of seņor, seņora, seņorita, don, doņa, the high value of family and personal relationships and the low value of time. A specific Spanish-speaking country is highlighted with each chapter.
  4. Vocabulary: basic beginning words and phrases.
  5. Oral Proficiency: ability to use the vocabulary and language structures in conversation.