2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 23, 2024  
2022-2023 Yavapai College Catalog [PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR]

SPA 102 - Beginning Spanish II

SPA 1102
Description: Development of speaking, writing, listening, and reading proficiency in Spanish at the novice mid/novice high level. Culture of the Spanish-speaking world.

Prerequisites: SPA 101  or SPA 132  or placement exam.

Credits: 4
Lecture: 4
Lab: 0

Course Content:
  1. Descriptions of objects, places, people, and events on topics of a factual nature (e.g., vacations, leisure activities, holidays, health, household chores)
  2. Gustar construction
  3. Superlatives
  4. Narrations using the preterite and imperfect tenses
  5. Direct object pronouns
  6. Indirect object pronouns
  7. Double object pronouns
  8. Prepositions
  9. Verbs expressing emotions (e.g., to get angry, to cry)
  10. Exploration of Internet sites
  11. Recognition of simple cultural norms, beliefs, and regional variations of areas where Spanish is spoken/used

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe objects, places, and people with some evidence of creativity and improvisation on topics of a factual nature. (1)
  2. Express feelings and opinions with limited elaboration (e.g., I prefer living in Prescott because the weather is nice). (3,9)
  3. Narrate a series of events that took place in the past using the past tenses with limited elaboration. (4)
  4. Explain likes and dislikes of objects, places, people, and events with some elaboration (e.g., I like tamales because my family eats them at Christmas). (2)
  5. Maintain (i.e., to initiate, respond, and contribute to) simple face-to-face conversations with limited spontaneity using present tense and some use of the past tenses. (1,4)
  6. Combine ideas using object pronouns, conjunctions, and prepositions with infrequent usage (e.g., I don't have the pen; I gave it to Mary.). (5-8)
  7. Identify simple cultural norms, beliefs, and regional variations of areas where Spanish is spoken/used. (11)
  8. Explore Internet sites relating to the culture of the Spanish-speaking world. (10,11)