District Syllabus
SPN1120
Beginning Spanish I


Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: Fundamentals of grammar, drill in pronunciation, reading, and special emphasis on oral expression in the language. The course consists of four credits of classroom instruction. If you have had two consecutive years of Spanish in high school, it is strongly advised you begin in SPN 1121.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Zayas-Bazan Bacon Nibert. Distance Learning Course Only: Arriba Comunicacion y cultura, Books a la Carte plus My SpanishLab - 24 month access code, 6th ed., Pearson, 2011. ISBN: 0205084974
  • Dorwick, Perez-Girones, Becher, Isabelli. Puntos De Partida (Text Only), 9th ed., McGraww Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780073385419
  • Arana, Arana, Sablo-Yates. Puntos De Partida: Workbook/Lab Manual, 9th ed., McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780077511753
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: For distance learning class - earphones and microphone for your computer are required. Also, there is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, the student should be able to possess 
a mastery of the noun and adjective case usage as well as 
conjugation 
expertise. Pronunciation a well as vocabulary skills will be 
stressed. The student will also be expected to translate sentences 
from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. An understanding of 
basic culture will be required of each student of Beginning Spanish 
I.
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
The student should be able to take any regular verb in Spanish and 
conjugate that verb with its accompanying English translation in the
tenses covered in first semester Spanish. The student should be able 
to demonstrate a clear understanding of case usage and syntactical 
ability. Translations will be assigned at each class meeting which 
are designed to improve the student's grammar, vocabulary and 
pronunciation.
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.