SRJC Course Outlines

11/24/2020 4:43:19 AMSPAN 58 Course Outline as of Fall 2019

Inactive Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 58Title:  HIGH INTERMED CONV  
Full Title:  High Intermediate Conversation
Last Reviewed:1/30/2012

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum2.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum2.00Lab Scheduled05 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total2.00 Contact Total35.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 105.00 

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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This high-intermediate Spanish conversation course is designed to expand and refine more advanced oral communication, further developing  those listening and speaking skills needed for effective cross-cultural understanding in various social, academic, and professional situations.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:
Course Completion of SPAN 50C, SPAN 2 OR SPAN 3 with a grade of 'C' or better.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This high-intermediate Spanish conversation course is designed to expand and refine more advanced oral communication, further developing  those listening and speaking skills needed for effective cross-cultural understanding in various social, academic, and professional situations.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Course Completion of SPAN 50C, SPAN 2 OR SPAN 3 with a grade of 'C' or better.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 1A or equivalent
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
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Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Outcomes and Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Demonstrate accurate Spanish pronunciation and intonation.
2. Develop original dialogues and presentations on a variety of topics of cultural and/or historical interest in Spanish.
3. Express more complex comparisons of people, places, objects, and events in Spanish.
4. Recognize and understand authentic Spanish texts from a variety of sources.
5. Express subjective experience, such as doubt, desire, opinion, etc. in the past and present in Spanish.
6. Express contrary-to-fact and hypothetical situations in Spanish.
7. Describe important aspects of cultural phenomena, artistic heritage, and modern life, in the Spanish-speaking world.
8. Identify differences between contemporary colloquial and "proper" usage of Spanish.
9. Lead and contribute to structured student discussions of readings in Spanish.
10. Narrate and describe in present, past, and future time in Spanish.
11. Produce original work-- such as skits, dialogues, essays, reports, letters, etc.-- at the intermediate level in Spanish

Topics and Scope
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A. Spanish vocabulary and grammar related to a variety of communicative tasks, including:
   1. Narrating and describing in past, present, and future time
   2. Describing contrary-to-fact and hypothetical situations
   3. Describing various media and genres
   4. Discussing an authentic text
   5. Describing historical time, including periods and movements
   6. Leading a discussion
   7. Making a formal presentation
   8. Identifying elements of formal writing, including papers, reports, and letters
   9. Recognizing and understanding common idioms and usage
 
B. Specific elements of Spanish grammar include:
   1. Reviewing the conditional and the subjunctive
    2. Reviewing preterite vs. imperfect usage
   3. Reviewing comparatives and superlatives
   4. Reviewing verb tenses based on main and dependent clauses (verb sequencing)
   5. "Si" clauses
   6. Review verbs like "gustar"
   7. Idioms
 
C. Information related to key aspects of Spanish culture, including related vocabulary, such as:
   1. Contemporary cultural phenomena
   2. Spanish-speaking artistic heritage
   3. The role of the media
   4. Politics, including popular movements
   5. Cultural and moral issues
   6. Cinema

Assignments:
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Typical assignments include:
 
1. Reading from the textbook and/or instructor-assigned materials (averaging 10-15 pages per week).
2. Completing assigned exercises from textbook, workbook, lab book, web, and/or instructor-assigned materials (averaging 10 exercises per week).
3. In-class assignments and activities include individual, pair and small group work, such as role-plays, interviews, problem-solving activities, dialogues and skits.
4. Instructor- and/or student-led small group discussions based on lectures, films, and readings.
5. Reviewing material for in-class participatory assignments and/or quizzes and tests (averaging one hour per week).
6. 5-10 Quizzes and exams, as indicated by instructor.
 
Online Assignments:
1. DHR assignments include, but are not limited to: computer accessed audio, oral and/or video exercises (averaging one hour per week).
2. View and interpret text-integrated video programs in Spanish (one hour per week).

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 - 40%
Written homework; Online exercises; Reading reports/ summaries; Scripts/dialogues
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
20 - 40%
Class performances; Projects and presentations; Demonstration of speaking and listening skills
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
15 - 30%
5-10 Quizzes and exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
5 - 10%
Attendance and participation; Completion of online assignments


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Revista, 3rd edition, Vista Higher Learning, 2010
 
Conversaciones, Creadoras: Mastering Spanish Conversation, 3rd edition, Brown and Gaite, Houghton Mifflin, 2006

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