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 Course Title:   Spanish IV: D

 Title Abbreviation:   SPANISH IV: D

 Department:    SPAN&

 Course #:    221

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    160101

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2014


 Course Description  

A communication course in beginning intermediate Spanish. Increases proficiency through review and expansion of skills, grammar, and cultural foundation of the language. Emphasizes oral communication.

 Prerequisite  

Prerequisite: SPAN& 123 with a grade of C or better or successful completion of two to three years of high school Spanish.

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 251
U of W 201
WSU 201
WWU 201

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate some in-depth understanding and appreciation of the Spanish culture.
  2. Sustain a more complicated conversation on contemporary issues and topics in Spanish-speaking countries.
  3. Read intermediate Spanish and be able to interpret it correctly without word-for-word English translation.
  4. Understand material presented orally and be able to respond appropriately.
  5. Construct grammatically correct sentences orally or in written Spanish.
  6. Increasingly demonstrate a sigificant understanding of Spanish and Latin American cultural traits.
  7. Increasingly demonstrate understanding and empathetic respect for the multiple races, social classes, and varied backgrounds of people from Spain and Latin America.
  8. Increasingly understand the historical, social, and political influences on the cultural questions raised while they are acquiring the Spanish language.
  9. Increasingly 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.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a 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 . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.
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. Vocabulary: words and phrases for discussion of marital status, emotional states and feelings, life in the city, and media
  2. Grammar: review of first year: gender and number of nouns, adjective agreement, the differences between ser and estar, subject pronouns, the present tense of regular and irregular verbs, direct object and indirect object pronouns, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, the imperfect indicative, reflexive structures, the preterite, commands, and the subjunctive in noun clauses.
  3. Culture: current Latin American culture, women's issues, and the Caribbean