SRJC Course Outlines

7/16/2024 3:07:10 AMSPAN 50C Course Outline as of Fall 2005

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 50CTitle:  INT CONVERSATION  
Full Title:  Intermediate Conversation
Last Reviewed:9/23/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled017.5 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR1.00 Contact DHR17.50
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 175.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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An intermediate oral communication course designed to further develop those listening and speaking skills needed for effective cross- cultural understanding in social, academic, and career-related situations.

Course Completion of SPAN 50B OR Course Completion of SPAN 2

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Intermediate oral communication course designed to further develop those listening and speaking skills needed for effective cross-cultural understanding in social, academic and career-related situations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SPAN 50B OR Course Completion of SPAN 2
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1994Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1.  Apply appropriate vocabulary and grammar to everyday conversational
   and survival topics in standard speech.
2.  Summarize or paraphrase orally in Spanish the main idea or gist of a
   written or verbal statement or narration.
3.  Differentiate among verb tenses in Spanish in present, past, and
   future time.
4.  Narrate and describe in present, past and future time.
5.  Correctly respond to the majority of classroom instruction in Spanish.
6.  Generate spontaneous (unpracticed/unmemorized) conversations
   utilizing vocabulary and grammar targeted during the course.
7.  Conduct interviews and oral inquiries such as surveys to ascertain
8.  Organize and deliver an oral presentation.

Topics and Scope
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Content and topics will reflect intermediate communicative skills required
to function in social, academic and career-related situations.
I.  Concepts and vocabulary
   a.  ecology
   b.  animals
   c.  the world of work:  skills, professions, duties, activities,
   d.  goals:  work, money, family, personal life
   e.  directions
   f.  hunting for a job
   g.  finding a house or apartment
   h.  individual country and culture specific information
II. Grammar
   a.  preterite review
   b.  imperfect
   c.  preterite vs. imperfect
   d.  commands
   e.  present subjunctive
   f.  verbs like gustar
   g.  por vs. para
   h.  impersonal se
   i.  adverb formation
   j.  future tense
   k.  conditional
   l.  imperfect subjunctive

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Assignments for Spanish 50C include specific reading, listening, and
study assignments, and separate written and group homework assignments,
and may include:
1.  Role-plays on everyday topics and careers.
2.  Interviews to obtain information from Spanish speakers.
3.  Pair and small group discussions and problem-solving.
4.  Presentation of original dialogues and skits in person or by audio
   or video tape.
5.  Reading of passages from text and answering questions.
6.  Written assignments from text and workbook.
7.  Quizzes and chapter exams

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Written homework, Reading reports, Term papers, Written classroom and lab participation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Class performances, Oral presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Multiple choice, Matching items, Completion, Identification
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
1 - 10%
Completion of semester's language lab hours and class participation.

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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SPANISH FOR LIFE, Brown and Moore, Heinle & Heinle, 2000.
SPANISH FOR LIFE WORKTEXT, Hertel, Zachman and Wolff, Heinle & Heinle,

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