SPAN& 211: Spanish for Spanish Speakers I

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Lecture
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55

Written and oral communication skills are developed further, focusing on the specific needs of native speakers educated in the U.S.  Cultural awareness is broadened through a study of other Spanish-speaking countries and literature.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to demonstrate the following knowledge or skills:

  1. Demonstrate general comprehension of Spanish spoken at normal speed on a variety of topics
  2. Demonstrate general comprehension of an authentic text at the level of difficulty of an in-depth magazine article.
  3. Participate fully in a discussion in Spanish on the diversity of Hispanic culture within the U.S. and worldwide.
  4. Write, in Spanish, a 1 to 3 page essay based on the understanding of and reflection of the diversity of Hispanic culture within the U.S. and worldwide.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
All three courses include reading and discussion of content material in Spanish: writing, both as a tool for recording observations and impressions and as a document to be developed and polished for “publication,” i.e., to be consumed by an audience; critical thinking tasks; the study of grammar as a way to polish writing skills and vocabulary development.
  • Introduction to the multicultural reality of the Spanish-speaking world
  • Orientation to, and highlights and personalities from the history and culture of:
    Chicanos
    Puerto Ricans in the mainland U.S.
    Cuban-Americans
    Spain
  • Authentic written and video texts drawn from these areas.
Department Guidelines
  • Examinations of listening and reading comprehension, and writing samples based on content.
  • Oral interviews
  • Observation

PO4 should be assessed: Students will be able to recognize or articulate personal/interpersonal aspects of, or connections between, diverse cultural, social, or political contexts.