Feb 25, 2024
SPAN& 221 - Spanish IV Credits: 5
Systematic review of Spanish grammar aimed at communicative competency at an intermediate level. Intensive practice in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with special emphasis on reading and reacting to texts that explore the diversity of the Spanish speaking world, as well as the global and local implications of gender, racial and cultural interdependence. Includes a service component through interaction with ESL and International Hispanic students.
Enrollment Requirement: Eligible for ENGL 99; and a grade of 2.0 or higher in SPAN& 123 or equivalent with instructor consent. The equivalent of SPAN& 123 is three years in high school with a grade of B or higher.
Satisfies Requirement: Humanities/Fine Arts/English and Diversity
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the intricate diversity of the Hispanic World including issues related to the regions, conceptualizations and social relations in the areas of religion, political and economic power and gender as compared to European/Spanish constructions.
- Explain the complex relationship between the USA and the Hispanic world.
- Communicate in Spanish both orally and in writing using the present, the future and past (both preterit and imperfect) tenses at a level that allows them to be understood in Spanish in daily life situations and that allows them to understand readings at a fairly complex level.
- Generate complex sentences using the subjunctive in Spanish.
- Understand examples of Hispanic Literature.
- Apply knowledge in designed service learning experiences that will allow them to practice their language skills in real life situations while learning with/from the ESL and international Hispanic students on campus.
- Analyze cultural perspectives and values of a multicultural world.
- 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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