District Syllabus
Beginning Spanish II

Credit Hours: 4
Contact Hours: 4 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: 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.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Knorre. Puntos de partida: In invitation to Spanish (Student Copy) SPN1121 students will use this text in the fall of 2012., 8th ed., McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN: 9780073534428
  • 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
Supplemental Materials: Books:
  • Arana, Arana, Sablo-Yates. Puntos De Partida: Workbook/Lab Manual, 9th ed., McGraw Hill, 2012. ISBN: 9780077511753
Special Requirements: None
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 
   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 
	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 

	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 
	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 
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.