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SPN 100 PRACTICAL SPANISH

SPN 100 Practical Spanish

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  SPN 100 Practical Spanish

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  N/A     Lab:  N/A              Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: This is an elementary course in speaking and understanding Spanish for students with no previous knowledge of the language, or who have had very little exposure.  The emphasis will be on oral comprehension and oral expression in a variety of practical situations. Language use is encouraged through communicative activities including videos, compact disks, pair/group activities, role-playing, and games.  Fundamentals of pronunciation, some basic grammar, and essential vocabulary are introduced as they are necessary components of communicative competence.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. speak correctly and interpret elementary-level Spanish; and
  2. describe the various cultures of the Spanish-speaking world.