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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
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SPAN 1012 - Beginning Spanish Language and Culture II

Credits: 5
Hours/Week: Lecture 5 Lab None
Course Description: This course is the continuation of Spanish Language and Culture I as well as a survey of Spanish-speaking civilizations and cultures and their societies, arts, and humanities. It stresses basic grammar, communicative competency (in reading, writing, speaking and listening), and cultural competency. Students are required to listen to the text audio program and practice their conversation skills in the language laboratory for two hours each week.
MnTC Goals
6 Humanities/Fine Arts, 8 Global Perspective

Prerequisite(s): SPAN 1011 
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: None

Major Content

  1. Grammar and Structures:
    1. Comparisons of equality and inequality
    2. Indefinite and negative words
    3. Present progressive
    4. Past tenses: preterit and imperfect
    5. Formal commands
    6. Direct and indirect object pronouns; double object pronouns
    7. Introduction to subjunctive mood
    8. Recognition of recurring patterns
    9. Creative use of language structures to increase self-expression
  2. Vocabulary:
    1. Strategies to “gist” meanings (make educated guesses).
    2. Recognition of cognates.
    3. Vocabulary to express past events, comparisons, references to people and things using pronouns, negative and indefinite expressions, commands and  implied commands, content material (food, travel, holidays, hobbies, housework, health, emotions, countries, nationalities, etc.)
  3. Writing:
    1. Short cohesive and well-organized compositions using good grammar
  4. Speaking and Communication Strategies:
    1. Use of present tense (expressing routine or habitual actions)
    2. Use of present progressive tense to express things that are happening right now
    3. Use of preterit and imperfect tenses to express past actions
    4. Clarification
    5. Comparisons and contrasts
    6. Compliments and apologizing
    7. Requesting and giving information
    8. Tag questions
    9. Feelings and behaviors
    10. Advice
    11. Soliciting opinions
    12. Commands
    13. Subjunctive: generalizations, opinions or judgments about others’ actions
  5. Reading and Culture:
    1. Cultural section in the textbook and supplemental materials in Spanish that provide an in-depth look at the Spanish speaking world and feature information about prominent figures; the arts, politics, history; celebration of holidays, etc.
    2. Strategies for reading and analysis of authentic materials: newspaper articles, poems, songs, and short literary excerpts

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate speaking and listening skills in paired and group activities within appropriate expectations for the level.
  2. demonstrate writing skills in the form of compositions, letters, and journal entries.
  3. answer questions about reading selections on countries, cultures, arts, and important representatives of the Spanish speaking world.
  4. articulate examples of beliefs and other cultural aspects of the Spanish speaking world.

Competency 1 (1-6)
06. 01. Demonstrate awareness of the scope and variety of works in the arts and humanities.

06. 02. Understand those works as expressions of individual and human values within an historical and social context.

06. 03. Respond critically to works in the arts and humanities.

06. 05. Articulate an informed personal reaction to works in the arts and humanities.
Competency 2 (7-10)
08. 02. Demonstrate knowledge of cultural, social, religious and linguistic differences.

08. 03. Analyze specific international problems, illustrating the cultural, economic, and political differences that affect their solution.

08. 04. Understand the role of a world citizen and the responsibility world citizens share for their common global future.

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