SPAN& 221: Spanish IV

Class Program
Degree Code
Humanities Lecture
Credits 5 Lecture Hours 55

Intermediate study of the language and culture of the Spanish-Speaking world. Further development of oral and written skills taught in first year Spanish plus an introduction to literature.


SPAN& 123; or departmental placement

Course Outcomes

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

  1. Understand spoken and written Spanish at a level analogous to Intermediate-Low on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Guidelines.
  2. Produce spoken and written Spanish at the level of Novice-High on the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Guidelines.
  3. Show an awareness of the diverse cultures of the Hispanic world at a basic level.
  4. Demonstrate confidence in a variety of language situations.
Institutional Outcomes
IO1 Communication: Students will be able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Course Content Outline
  • Products, materials and their uses
    Shipping and bargaining
    Instructions and commands
    Orders, advice and suggestions
  • Upbringing and social behavior
    Family, friendships and marriage
    The future and personal goals
  • Opinions and reactions
    Geography and history
  • The values of modern society
    Political and economic systems
  • The problems of urban society
    Immigration and minority groups
Department Guidelines

Classroom observation, homework, tests and comprehensive final.

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.