2020-2021 Catalog 
    
    Jul 06, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog

SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II

SPA 2202.
Description: Development of speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency in Spanish at the intermediate low level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: SPA 201  or placement exam. Reading Proficiency.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Course Content:
  1. Descriptions of objects, places, people, and events relating to basic needs and on topics of a factual or subjective nature
  2. Review of major tenses in Spanish, including present, preterite, imperfect, future, and conditional
  3. Subjunctive versus indicative mood in noun, adjectival, and adverbial clauses in present and imperfect subjunctive environments
  4. Commands
  5. Present perfect indicative
  6. Pluperfect indicative
  7. Present perfect subjunctive
  8. Review of pronouns (i.e., reflexive pronouns, direct object pronouns, indirect object pronouns, and double object pronouns) and objects of prepositions
  9. The writing process in Spanish
  10. Critical thinking skills in reading in Spanish
  11. Interpretation of cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations of areas where Spanish is spoken/used
  12. Historical events and figures as well as literary works and movements from the Spanish-speaking world
  13. Current and/or controversial issues important to Spanish-speaking countries

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe objects, places, and people with a great amount of creativity and improvisation on topics relating to basic needs, and on topics of a factual or subjective nature. (1,AH3)
  2. Narrate a series of events with a great amount of elaboration. (1-8,AH3)
  3. Maintain (i.e., initiate, respond, and contribute to) simple face-to-face conversations with a native speaker (or equivalent) with some spontaneity. (1-8,AH3)
  4. Express situations of volition and doubt with a great amount of elaboration (e.g., My sister wants me to move to Tucson because she thinks I can get a good job there., I doubt that you can cook tamales; you can't even boil water!, Leave because I need to study!). (3,4,AH3)
  5. Emotionally react to facts with a moderate amount of elaboration (e.g., It's sad that your brother is sick; last time I saw him he looked great.). (3,AH3)
  6. Combine related ideas using pronouns (e.g., I gave it to him.), conjunctions (e.g., and), prepositions (e.g., to), and adverbial phrases (e.g., later, unless, on the other hand) with moderate frequency. (1-3,8,AH3)
  7. Employ the writing process (e.g., organizing thoughts, composing, revising, peer review, proofreading) on increasingly-complex topics in Spanish. (9,AH4,AH5)
  8. Apply critical thinking skills to analyze and evaluate reading passages which have a clear, underlying internal structure. (10,AH1,AH2,AH6,GIH)
  9. Interpret cultural norms, values, beliefs, and regional variations of areas where Spanish is spoken/used. (11,AH2,AH4,AH5,ERG,GIH)
  10. Analyze key historical figures and events of the Spanish-speaking world. (12,AH1,AH2,ERG,GIH)
  11. Recognize literary movements unique to Hispanic authors. (12,AH1,AH2,AH6,GIH)
  12. Debate current and/or controversial issues important to Spanish-speaking countries. (13,AH1,AH2,AH4,AH5,ERG,GIH) 

Required Assessment:
  1. An impromptu oral (i.e., speaking) exam, interview, or presentation
  2. An aural (i.e., listening) exam or demonstration