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​Spanish 101 Elementary Spanish I (4 credits)

Course Description

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 (Lessons 1-6)

  1. You will learn some greetings and farewells; how to introduce yourself and say where you are from; the alphabet, how to give and receive phone numbers; days of the week; months and seasons of the year; dates; colors; cardinal numbers 0-39; titles of courtesy; subject pronouns; and the present indicative of ser.
  2. You will learn vocabulary related to the classroom; languages, useful questions and answers, some polite expressions; gender and number; definite and indefinite articles; cardinal numbers 31-100; telling time; the present indicative of regular -ar verbs; negative and interrogative sentences; and possession with de.
  3. You will learn vocabulary used to describe people and activities; make and receive phone calls; personal information; possessive adjectives; cardinal numbers 101-1000; descriptive adjectives: forms, position, and agreement with articles and nouns; the present indicative of regular -er and -ir verbs; the present indicative of the irregular verbs tener and venir; and the personal a.
  4. You will learn vocabulary related to planning weekend activities, and festivities; pronouns as objects of prepositions; contractions; the present indicative of the irregular verbs ir, dar, and estar; ir a + infinitive; the present indicative of (e:ie) stem-changing verbs; and expressions with tener.
  5. You will learn vocabulary related to restaurants and menus; ordering meals; paying the bill; the weather; comparative forms; irregular comparative forms; the present indicative of (o:ue) stem-changing verbs; the present progressive; and uses of ser and estar.
  6. You will learn vocabulary related to household chores; family relationships; parts of a house; demonstrative adjectives and pronouns; the present indicative of (e:i) stem-changing verbs; affirmative and negative expressions; verbs with irregular first-person forms; saber vs. conocer; and direct object pronouns.

 

​Spanish 102 Elementary Spanish II (4 credits)

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; tourism; meal times; indirect object pronouns; constructions with gustar; time expressions with hacer; the preterit of regular verbs; and ordinal numbers.
  2. You will learn vocabulary related to banking; running errands; types of flowers; direct and indirect objects pronouns used together; the preterit of ser, ir, and dar; the preterit of (e:ie) and (o:ue) stem-changing verbs; uses of por and para; and formation of adverbs.
  3. You will learn vocabulary related to shopping for groceries; preparing a meal; daily routines; musical instruments; reflexive constructions; some uses of the definite article; possessive pronouns; irregular preterits; and hace...meaning ago.
  4. You will learn vocabulary related to renting an apartment; parts of a house; home furniture and appliances; the imperfect tense; the preterit contrasted with the imperfect; verbs than change meaning in the preterit; and the relative pronouns que and quien.
  5. You will learn vocabulary related to planning a trip; at the airport and in the airplane; the subjunctive mood; the subjunctive mood with verbs of volition; and the subjunctive mood with verbs of emotion.
  6. You will learn vocabulary related to automobiles; the service station; road emergencies; the Ud. and Uds. commands; the subjunctive to express doubt, disbelief, and denial; and constructions with se.

 

​Spanish 201 Intermediate Spanish I (4 credits)

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 Objectives 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 non-existence.
  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; the 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 (4 credits)

Course Description

Review of Spanish 101, 102, and 201, 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, reading 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 Jaimes 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 Asunción 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, Matilde 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 Subjunctive Compound Tenses

    Geography: España

    Literature: Fernán Caballero, Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, Antonio Machado, Ana María Matute