District Syllabus
Beginning Spanish I

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
FA, SP, SU- Development of basic skills in listening, speaking, 
reading, and writing with an introduction to culture. Students with 
two consecutive years of high school Spanish within the last 3 years 
with a grade of C or higher should begin in SPN1121.
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: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required 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:
Not Applicable.
Course Learning Outcomes:
1. Use basic grammatical structures such as the position of 

2. Use the present tense of regular, stem changing and irregular 
verbs covered;

3. Translate simple sentences from Spanish into English, and English 
into Spanish;

4. Write sentences and coherent paragraphs while demonstrating 
correct use of verb tense and noun/adjective agreements;

5. Read level-appropriate texts with correct Spanish pronunciation 
and intonation;

6. Demonstrate comprehension of a level-appropriate text by 
answering questions about the text;

7. Participate in casual Spanish conversation using level-
appropriate vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation;

8. Demonstrate a basic understanding of the cultures of Spanish- 
speaking countries.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies 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.

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