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​Spanish 101 Elementary Spanish I

Course Description (Lessons 1-6)

Basic grammar, pronunciation and vocabulary of the Spanish language.  Includes the study of Spanish-speaking cultures.  Practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.  Prerequisites: None.

Course Objectives by Chapter:

  1. You will learn some greetings and farewells, how to introduce yourself and say where you are from, how to get and give phone numbers, and how to talk about days of the week and dates.
  2. You will learn vocabulary related to the classroom, useful questions and answers and some polite expressions.
  3. You will learn vocabulary used to describe people and activities and to make and received phone calls.
  4. You will learn vocabulary related to planning weekend activities and to make and received phone calls.
  5. You will learn vocabulary related to restaurants, menus, ordering meals, and paying the bill.  You will also learn to talk about the weather.
  6. You will learn vocabulary related to household chores, family relationships, and various parts of the house.

 

​Spanish 102 Elementary Spanish II

Course Description

Continued study of grammar and vocabulary of the Spanish language and study of the Spanish-speaking cultures.  Emphasis on speaking, reading, and writing skills.  Prerequisites:  SPA 101 or department approval.

Course Objectives by Chapter (Lessons 7-12)

  1. You will learn vocabulary related to checking in at a hotel, asking about accommodations and about tourism.
  2. You will learn vocabulary related to banking and running errands.  You will also be able to talk about flowers and pets.
  3. You will learn vocabulary related to shopping for groceries, meal preparation and daily routines.
  4. You will learn vocabulary related to renting an apartment, the various parts of a house, home furniture and appliances.
  5. You will learn vocabulary related to travel.
  6. You will learn vocabulary related to automobiles, services stations and road emergencies.

 

​Spanish 201 Intermediate Spanish I

Course Description

Continued study of essential Spanish grammar and Spanish-speaking cultures.  Continued practice and development of reading, writing and speaking skills in Spanish.  Emphasis on fluency and accuracy in spoken Spanish.

Course objective by Chapter (Lessons 13-18)

  1. You will learn vocabulary having to do with shopping for shoes and clothing, the familiar commands (tú), and the subjunctive to express indefiniteness and nonexistence.

  2. You will learn vocabulary related to college activities and careers, the subjunctive mood and indicative mood after certain conjunctions, the past participle, the present perfect and the past perfect tenses.

  3. You will learn vocabulary related to health problems, parts of the body, the future tense, conditional tense and the future perfect and conditional perfect tenses.
  4. You will learn vocabulary having to do with sports and outdoor activities, the imperfect subjunctive tense, some uses of the prepositions a, de, en, and the present perfect subjunctive tense.
  5. You will learn vocabulary having to do with business, job interviews and job related technology, the pluperfect subjunctive tense, the "if clauses" and a summary of the uses of the subjunctive tenses.
  6. You will learn vocabulary related to media, the arts, and communications, the uses of some prepositions after certain verbs, uses of por and para in certain expressions and some idiomatic expressions.

​Spanish 202 Intermediate Spanish II

Course Description

Review of Spanish 101, 102, and 201.  Also Spanish grammar along with additional grammatical concepts and vocabulary.  Every chapter also includes a study of the geography of each Spanish-speaking country in the world as well as selected literature readings written by well-known authors from those countries.  Practice of intermediate listening, speaking, readying and writing skills.  Prerequisites: Spanish 201 or equivalent.

Course objectives by Chapter.  (Lessons 1-6)

  1. Grammar:  The verbs ser and estar, Reflexive Constructions, Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns used together.  Uses and Omissions of the Definite and Indefinite Articles.  Uses of the Prepositions por and para.
     
    Geography:  Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia.
     

    Literature: Roberto J. Payró, Nicanor Parra, Mario Benedetti, Ana Cortesi, Ricardo Jamies Freyre

  2. Grammar: The Preterit Tense versus the Imperfect Tense, Verbs that change in meaning in the Preterit.  Comparisons of Equality and Inequality.  Some Prepositions
     

    Geography: Perú, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela.

    Literature: Ricardo Palma, José Antonio Campos, José Asuncion Silva, Rufino Blanco-Fombona.

  3. Grammar:  The Past Participle, the Present Perfect Tense, the Past or Pluperfect Tense, The Future Tense, The Conditional Tense, The Future and the Conditional Tenses used to express Probability or Conjecture.
     

    Geography:  Cuba, República Dominicana, Puerto Rico, Panamá

    Literature: José Marti, Manuel del Cabral, María Teresa Babín, Bertalicia Peralta.

  4. Grammar:  The Future Perfect and the Conditional Perfect Tenses, Relative Pronouns, The Passive Voice, Some Idiomatic Expressions.
     
    Geography: Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala
     

    Literature: Aquileo J. Echeverría, Rubén Dario, Marilde Elena López, Nery Alexis Gaytán, Augusto Monterroso

  5. Grammar:  The Subjunctive Mood and the Subjunctive used with verbs and expressions of Volition and Emotion, The Subjunctive used to express Doubt, Disbelief and Denial, The Subjunctive used to express Indefiniteness and Non-existence, Expressions that require the Subjunctive Mood versus the Indicative Mood, The Imperative Ud. and Uds.
     

    Geography: México, Los mexicoamericanos, Los puertorriqueños, Los cubanoamericanos

    Literature: Amado Nervo, Sabine R. Ulibarrí, Julia de Burgos, Josefina González.

  6. Grammar: The Imperative tú, The Imperative of the First Personal Plural, The Imperfect Subjunctive, The Imperfect Company Tenses.

    Geography: España

    Literature: Fernán Caballero, Gustavi Adolfo Bécquer, Antonio Machado, Ana Maria Matute.