SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 4:44:00 PMSPAN 3 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 3Title:  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH-1  
Full Title:  Intermediate Spanish-Part One
Last Reviewed:11/25/2019

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum4.00Lecture Scheduled4.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled70.00
Minimum4.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total4.00 Contact Total70.00
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  140.00Total Student Learning Hours: 210.00 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge, bridging from beginning  linguistic and cultural content to intermediate.

Course Completion of SPAN 2 OR SPAN 40

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Speaking, reading and writing in Spanish with discussions and essays to develop linguistic skill and cultural knowledge, bridging from beginning  linguistic and cultural content to intermediate.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SPAN 2 OR SPAN 40
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesFall 1990
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: SPAN 200 Intermediate Spanish I SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SPAN3

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable


Student Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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1.  Convey orally and in writing narratives, descriptions and opinions in past, present and future tenses.
2.  Analyze complex linguistic structures and apply them to written and oral communication.
3.  Comprehend spoken Spanish on a wide range of concrete and abstract topics.
4.  Interpret and discuss various components and types of Spanish literature.
5.  Identify and contrast cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Students will be able to:
1. Compose multi-paragraph compositions on topics of general or societal interest.
2. Hold a conversation and speak extemporaneously on a wide range of personal and social
    topics with congruent grammar.
3. Comprehend Spanish spoken naturally on a wide range of common topics.
4. Comprehend, analyze, discuss and answer questions orally and in writing about the main ideas
    and details in short fiction and non-fiction texts.
5. Produce complex sentences in a broad range of tenses with fair control of syntax and linking
6. Produce the subjunctive, both present and imperfect, as well as conditional and If clauses in
    their most common uses.
7. Produce most everyday Spanish vocabulary, idiomatic expressions and some theme-specific
    vocabulary extracted from readings.
8. Correctly pronounce both familiar and unfamiliar Spanish words.

Topics and Scope
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I. Introduction to Ancillary Materials (such as)
     A. Accessing online activities
     B. Accessing other digital resources
II. Vocabulary, Idioms, Written Discourse Conventions, and Other Linguistic Elements of
    A. Nature, the environment, recycling and conservation
    B. Urban life, street directions, bank transactions and post office
    C. Health and well-being, exercise and nutrition, professions and occupations, the workplace,
         and job interviews
    D. Spanish-language media and current events
    E. Art forms and sociopolitical phenomena
III. Spanish Grammar and Sentence Structure
    A. The subjunctive: verbs of emotion and doubt, with conjunctions and hypotheticals
    B. "Nosotros" commands
    C. Past participles used as adjectives
    D. Present, past, future and conditional perfect
    E. The present perfect, past perfect, and past subjunctive
    F.  If clauses
IV. Interpreting Literary Passages, in Original Spanish, by Spanish or Latin American writers
     (such as)
     A. Garcia Lorca
    B. Marco Denevi
    C. Octavio Paz
    D. Gabriel García Márquez

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1.   Lessons from the textbook (averaging 15 pages per week)
2.   Memorization of vocabulary and verb conjugations (averaging 75 words per week)
3.   Exercises connected to the textbook's website or other digital resources (averaging 2 hours
      per week)
4.   Weekly or bi-weekly quizzes and chapter exams
5.   Compositions of 500 words (3 per semester)
6.   Oral participation, group activities and projects
7.   Oral debates on contemporary issues
8.   Dictation and written translation
9.   Research on cultural and literary topics
10. Viewing and extracting information from cultural videos or Spanish-language films
11. Reading and gathering information from Spanish-language newspapers, magazines, books,
      and Spanish-language websites or other digital resources
12. Final exam

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
20 - 30%
Translations, grammar exercises, compositions
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Group activities, projects, debate, research, video and reading assignments
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 30%
Group activities, projects, debate
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Quizzes, exams and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Web-based assignments

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Vistas. 6th ed. Blanco, Jose and Donley, Philip. Vista Higher Learning. 2020
Imagina. 4th ed. Blanco, Jose and Tocaimaza-Hatch, C. Cecilia. Vista Higher Learning. 2018
Instructor prepared materials

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