SPA 101-102 Syllabus                                     



Division:       Arts and Sciences                                                                                                    Date:  February 2014


Curricula in Which Course is Taught:      Foreign Languages       


Course Number and Title:  Beginning Spanish I


Credit Hours: 4     Hours/Wk Lecture:  3     Hours/Wk Lab  1    Lec/Lab Comb:


I.              Catalog Description


A study of Spanish, introducing the basic elements of Spanish grammar, developing communicative skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing with emphasis on pronunciation.


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.  Regular and irregular present tense verbs\

        C.  Stem-changing verbs

        D.  Present Progressive Tense

        E.  Special Verbs, such as Gustar, Ser/Estar, Tener

        F.  Adjectives

        G.  Possessive Adjectives

        H.  Demonstrative Adjectives

        I.   Definite and Indefinte Articles

        J.  Time

        K.  Dates

        L.  Days of the Week

        M.  Months of the Year

        N.  Weather

        O.  Comparative and Superlative

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

        Q.  Oral Situations with Verbs, Vocabulary, etc.

         R.  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 present tense verbs 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.

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 write present-tense sentences, using definite and indefinite articles and other grammatical points in correct sentence structure.

B.   Every student will say orally the basic skills of greetings, farewells, time, dates, etc.

C.   Every student will describe others in class.

D.   Through tests and quizzes, every student will learn the needed vocabulary to express themselves.

E.   Every student will learn a poem.



VII.   This course supports the following objectives:


           DCC Educational Objectives:


Critical Thinking

Cultural and Social Understanding