SPA 103 Syllabus                                     



Division:       Arts and Sciences                                                                                                                Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:      Foreign Languages       


Course Number and Title:  SPA 103     BASIC SPOKEN SPANISH


Credit Hours: 3    Hours/Wk Lecture:  3     Hours/Wk Lab       Lec/Lab Comb:


I.              Catalog Description


This course will introduce students to vocabulary and basic communication skills
with an emphasis on applied Spanish for practical situations confronting medical,
school, and legal professionals.


II.            Relationship of the Course to Curricula Objectives in which course is taught:


Students who complete this course will have the basic skills to communicate

with the Hispanic community.


III.           Required Background:  None.


IV.          Course Content:


        A.  Greetings and Farewells

        B.  Verbs SER, ESTAR and TENER

        C.  Adjectives

        D.  Possessive adjectives

        E.  Definite and Indefinite Articles 

        F.  Time

        G.  Dates

        H.  Days of the Week

         I.  Months of the Year

        J.  Weather

       K.  Comparative and Superlative

        L.  Vocabulary (Sports, Food, Adjectives of Emotion, Family, Clothes, etc.)

       M.  Oral Situations with Verbs, Vocabulary, etc.

       N.  Explore Culturally the Hispanic World (Through Excerpts of Spanish and Latin
            American Literature and History)


V.           Learner Outcomes


The student will:

VI.          Evaluation;


A.   Be able to greet and say good-bye.

B.   Be able to use SER, ESTAR,
and Tener correctly.

C.   Be able to use adjectives in the correct forms for description, etc.

D.   Be able to use time, dates, days of the week, months of the year, etc. correctly in simple conversations.

E.   Be able to describe weather.

F.    Be able to use the Comparative and Superlative correctly.

G.   Be able to tell a little of the cultures of the Hispanic communities.

A. Every student will be able to make
     himself/herself understood.
B.  Every student will say the time, dates, numbers, etc. at the appropriate time and place in simple conversations.
C.  Every student will participate in mock situations to practice the learned skills.
D.  Every student will know new
vocabulary as to clothes, greetings,
adjectives, body parts, family  members, places, etc.
E.  Every student will write dialogues for various situations.
F.  Every student will recite a poem.  


VII.   This course supports the following objectives:


           DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding