SRJC Course Outlines

11/29/2023 5:59:48 PMSPAN 4 Course Outline as of Fall 2020

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 4Title:  INTERMEDIATE SPANISH-2  
Full Title:  Intermediate Spanish-Part 2
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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Development of Spanish language skills in a cultural context at an intermediate level. Emphasis is on communication, with discussion, essays and readings to assure control of linguistic and cultural principles. Includes a review of intermediate linguistic content and cultural topics.

Completion of SPAN 3 or SPAN 41

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Development of Spanish language skills in a cultural context at an intermediate level. Emphasis is on communication, with discussion, essays and readings to assure control of linguistic and cultural principles. Includes a review of intermediate linguistic content and cultural topics.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Completion of SPAN 3 or SPAN 41
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:Spring 1982
American Cultures/Ethnic Studies
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 C2HumanitiesSpring 1982
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 3BHumanitiesFall 1981
 6ALanguage Other Than English  
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 1982Inactive:
 CID Descriptor: SPAN 210 Intermediate Spanish II SRJC Equivalent Course(s): SPAN4

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.  Converse in intelligible Spanish at moderate speed and fluency.
2.  Comprehend Spanish spoken by native speakers on nearly all common topics.
3.  Express orally and in writing in Spanish personal opinions on a broad range
     of topics using multiple tenses.
4.  Read and interpret original literature and non-fiction texts in Spanish with adequate
    grasp of main ideas and details.
5.  Demonstrate awareness of the cultural heritage and histories of Spanish-speaking
     communities in the U.S. Spain and the Americas.

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Students will be able to:  
1.   Compose well-organized, research-based essays on sociocultural topics.
2.   Speak Spanish extemporaneously on a variety of topics in a manner comprehensible to
       native speakers.
3.   Follow a conversation in Spanish and respond appropriately on a variety of topics.
4.   Comprehend most short fiction and non-fiction written in Spanish with the use of a
       dictionary as needed.
5.   Present personal interpretation of Spanish fiction and non-fiction selections orally
       and in writing.
6.   Produce and employ simple and some complex Spanish verb structures, tenses and moods.
7.   Produce and employ with increasing ease most everyday Spanish vocabulary and
       common idioms.
8.   Employ formal Spanish linguistic devices in writing.
9.   Speak Spanish with fairly accurate and intelligible pronunciation.
10. Convey personal opinions in Spanish on everyday and social topics such as news,
      film, music, literature and contemporary issues.

Topics and Scope
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I. Vocabulary Related to a Variety of Subjects and Communicative Tasks in Spanish
    A. Summarizing and discussing current events
    B. Discussing the effect of globalization and technology on Spanish language, lifestyles
         and customs
    C. Analyzing and discussing interpersonal relationships and gender issues
    D. Talking about Latin-American / Spanish music, including influences and styles
    E. Discussing myths and popular beliefs present in the Spanish-speaking world
    F. Summarizing and discussing historical and/or political events underlying artistic
    G. Summarizing and interpreting short stories and poetry
    H. Describing various literary genres and styles
    I. Discussing social and community issues
    J. Summarizing and discussing different types of Latin-American and Spanish films
    K. Recognizing and using common idioms
II. Specific Elements of Spanish Grammar
    A. Review of contrast between preterite vs. past imperfect
    B. Review of double object pronouns
    C. Review of "se" constructions
    D. Review and elaboration of the present and past subjunctive, including compound forms
    E. Review of the future and conditional tenses
    F. Review and elaboration of "If" clauses and hypothetical, improbable or contrary-to-fact
    G. Use of the neuter "lo" for abstract nouns
    H. Use of the passive voice in all tenses
    I. Use of relative pronouns and connecting elements
    J. Elaboration of direct and indirect discourse
    K. Contrasts between the infinitive and the gerund
    L. Use of connecting phrases and formal linguistic devices

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1. Reading from the textbook, literary texts and instructor assigned materials
2. Writing grammar / vocabulary exercises from textbook and online sources  
3. Memorization of vocabulary
4. Reviewing material for in class quizzes/tests or class activities
5. Exams and quizzes (5-10) as indicated by the instructor (vocabulary/reading, chapter exams,
     mid-term, finals)
6. Writing brief research papers
7. Writing short compositions
8. Oral group activities and individual oral presentations
9. Preparing brief reading reports about short works of fiction or articles of cultural interest
Online Assignments
1. Complete online exercises
2. View and write critiques of video programs, short movies and clips in Spanish

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
25 - 40%
Written homework; Reading reports; Online Exercises; Essays and research papers; Critiques
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
25 - 40%
In-class oral participation, individual and/or group presentations
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 40%
Quizzes and Exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Attendance and participation

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Enlaces Nivel Intermedio, Curso Intensivo. Blanco, Jose. Tocaimaza, Vista Higher Learning. 2014 (classic)
Avanzando: Gramática española y lectura. 7th ed. Salazar, Carmen and Arias, Rafael and de la Vega, Sara. John Wiley & Sons. 2012 (classic)
Instructor prepared materials

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