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SPAN& 121 - Spanish I

Credits: 5
Begins the systematic study of Spanish emphasizing speaking and listening, basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, and conversation practice. Course requires practice with lab materials.

Prerequisite: Eligible for ENGL 099 ; and no previous background in Spanish, or no more than one year of high school Spanish, or no more than two years of high school Spanish with a “C” average or less.

Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of the diversity of the Hispanic world, its history and relations to the USA.
  2. Develop an understanding of the basic structure of the Spanish language, in particular, the needed coordination of all the elements in a sentence.
  3. Demonstrate communication in Spanish both orally and in writing using the present and the future tenses in simple sentences.

Program Outcomes
  1. Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.

College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.

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