SPN1120 Beginning Spanish I
|Corequisites:||There are no corequisites for this course.|
|Catalog Description:||Prerequisite: SPN 1120. Not for beginners. The course will consist of four credits of classroom instruction. Emphasis will be placed on speaking, reading and writing, as well as culture. If you have had two consecutive years of Spanish in high school, it is strongly advised you begin in SPN 1121. Meets A.A. general education Category V.|
|Program Learning Outcomes:||
Upon completion of the course, the student should possess a higher level of expertise of the noun and adjective case usage as well as conjugation. Pronunciation as well as vocabulary skills will be more finely tuned. The student will also be expected to translate much more difficult sentences from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Global Learning Outcomes: II. COMMUNICATION: Students will develop effective reading, writing, speaking and listening skills to communicate verbally and nonverbally on literal and figurative levels. The students will: A. Listen actively, partaking in dialogue with civility and respect for opposing viewpoints. Use basic Spanish language skills to communicate in a culturally aware and socially appropriate manner. C. Use reading as a source of lifelong learning and enjoyment. Obtain reading skills which will provide a lifelong sense of accomplishment and confidence when in a Spanish speaking environment. D. Write clear, organized prose, using correct standard English. Communicate effectively in writing and speaking using Spanish grammar and vocabulary. V. CULTURAL LITERACY: Students will develop an appreciation of human culture and its diversity and the role of the creative arts in society. A. Appreciate the cultural and individual value of creativity and imagination. The students may study the humanities of Spanish speaking countries. B. Understand art, geography, history, music, philosophy and the evolution of ideas that shaped the world. The students may research and report on the artistic contributions of Spain and Spanish speaking countries. C. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural, national, ethnic, religious, and gender differences among peoples of the world. Through studying the many Spanish speaking people. VI. SOCIAL SKILLS: Students will develop skills and attitudes that will integrate individuals into society. A. Demonstrate appropriate social skills, language and emotions in different situations, showing respect for others’ opinions. The students may be asked to translate Spanish orally in the class. B. Develop insight into his/her own and others’ behaviors and mental processes, accepting responsibility for his/her own actions. The students may work on group projects or translations. C. Embody honesty, respectability, and integrity. The students will take quizzes exams and be required to translate Spanish selections.
|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 second semester Spanish. The student should be able to demonstrate a much more advanced understanding of case usage and syntactical ability. More indepth translations will be assigned at each class meeting which are designed to advance the student's knowledge of 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.|