SRJC Course Outlines

5/25/2024 1:46:41 AMSPAN 8 Course Outline as of Fall 1997

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Discipline and Nbr:  SPAN 8Title:  CONVERSATIONAL  
Full Title:  Conversational Spanish
Last Reviewed:5/8/1998

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:  05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units
Also Listed As: 

Catalog Description:
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A high-active oral performance communication course emphasizing those oral skills needed to effectively communicate in academic, social, or job-related and contemporary contexts. Students react orally and in writing to readings, summarize journal and newspaper articles, videos, news reports, and give short oral presentations and participate in group discussions and problem-solving activities.

Span 2 completed or ability to carry on a simple conversation in Spanish.

Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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High-active oral performance communication course emphasizing oral skills needed to effectively communicate in academic, social or job-related & contemporary contexts.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:Span 2 completed or ability to carry on a simple conversation in Spanish.
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100A or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:05 - May Be Taken for a Total of 4 Units


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2011
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2011

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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 Understand virtually all face to face conversation in standard
 dialect delivered with normal clarity and speed; demonstrate
 familiarity with many idiomatic expressions and phrasal verbs;
 respond appropriately, verbally and non-verbally, to various levels
 of politeness, formality, and register, especially academic;
 identify and comprehend main ideas and most supporting details in
 lectures and discussions; recognize verbal and non-verbal signals
 of organization and importance in lectures; and understand new
 vocabulary in context using guessing strategies.
 Use Spanish for a variety of purposes:  describing, narrating,
 arguing, and persuading; self monitor and peer evaluate for
 effective speech in formal as well as informal interactions; use
 non-verbal communication appropriately; posture, gestures, facial
 expressions, and eye contact; speak fluently on general topics of
 current interest in Hispanic culture; maintain a conversation and
 use many idiomatic expressions; demonstrate awareness of levels
 of politeness, formality, and register, including inappropriate
 language such as racist or sexist terms; use discussion and
 conversational strategies effectively; and use intonation, pitch,
 and pauses to enhance or emphasize the message.

Topics and Scope
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  The topics and scope of this vary slightly from semester to semester
 due to the selection of various conversation texts and/or materials.
 CONTENT (Listening):
 Technical reports; recorded and live lectures; announcements;
 instructions; telephone communications; radio and television
 broadcasts; movies and plays; face to face conversations; practical,
 social, cultural, abstract, and professional topics; special fields
 of competence; particular fields of interests.
 Most practical, social, abstract, and academic topics; special
 fields of competence; particular fields of interest.
 TASKS (Listening):
 Comprehension checks; cloze dictation; paraphrasing; outlines;
 summaries; note taking; selective listening for discouse markers,
 digression, style shifts, and redundancy; logical continuation for
 prediction and inference; conducting surveys and questionnaires;
 peer evaluation and giving feedback.
 Expressing opinions; agreeing and disagreeing; paired interviews;
 surveys, polls, and synthesis; panel discussions; group concensus
 and problem solving; debating challenging issues requiring research;
 brainstorming; descriptive, process, narrative, and informational
 speeches; speeches requiring varying degrees of preparation:
 spontaneous, extemporaneous, formal verbal report on research
 project; role plays and simulations; use of creative language such
 as dramatic readings and oral interpretation of literature; pose
 relevant questions and respond to speakers appropriately.

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  The following represent typical assignments for a Span 8 course:
     a. small group discussions based on lectures, films, and
     b. reports on topics researched in the library.
     c. role plays on work-related situations.
     d. videotapes of student written and produced skits and
     e. notetaking and discussion on academic lectures.

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 - 30%
Written homework, Reading reports, Lab reports, Essay exams, Term papers
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
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
20 - 40%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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  TEMAS Y DIALOGOS by David F. Altabe, 5th Ed.

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